Katharine Hepburn is the snooty daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family and about to marry for the second time. Things get hilariously complicated when her cunning ex-husband Cary Grant enters the scene with tabloid reporter James Stewart in tow. While Stewart falls helplessly in love with Hepburn, she rejects her stuffed-shirt fiance and realizes she's still in love with Grant. One of the greatest romantic comedies ever produced, it was recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner for Best Screenplay. Stewart ("It's A Wonderful Life," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington") took home an Oscar for his earnest portrayal of the smitten reporter, and Oscar-winner Hepburn ("The African Queen," "On Golden Pond") received her third nomination. Ruth Hussey ("Northwest Passage") earned an Oscar-nomination as a cynical tabloid photographer.
Academy Award-winning psychological thriller stars Oscar-winner Ingrid Bergman ("Casablanca," "Anastasia") as a newlywed unaware that her seemingly charming husband, Charles Boyer ("Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"), is a crazed murderer. After they move into her family's Victorian mansion, he schemes to drive her insane while he searches for a hidden cache of rubies. Chilling and suspenseful, it was nominated for Best Picture and Script. Bergman earned a well-deserved Oscar for her performance as the vulnerable heroine. Boyer and teenage Angela Lansbury (TV's "Murder, She Wrote," "National Velvet") each received nominations. Directed by the great Oscar-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady," "The Philadelphia Story"). With Joseph Cotton ("Citizen Kane," "The Magnificent Ambersons") and Oscar-nominee Dame May Whitty ("Mrs. Miniver").
Johnny Case (Cary Grant), a free-thinking financier, has finally found the girl of his dreams - Julia Seton (Doris Nolan), the spoiled daughter of a socially prominent millionaire - and she's agreed to marry him! But when Johnny plans a holiday for the two to enjoy life while they are still young, his fiancée has other plans - she wants Johnny to work in her father's bank! As he tries to decide whether to follow his head or his heart, Johnny can rely on at least one Seton in his corner. She's Linda Seton (Katherine Hepburn), the down-to-earth younger sister of his soon-to-be-wife, and she likes Johnny just the way he is.
A Star is Born marked Judy Garland's return to movies after a four-year absence, director George Cukor's first musical and first color film, and a showcase for great Harold Arden/Ira Gershwin songs in state-of-the-art stereo. One of the most beloved show-business stories of all time, it represents a career peak for many involved. Garland is singer Esther Blodgett, an undeniable talent on the rise. She catches the eye of Norman Maine (James Mason), an alcoholic actor in career decline. Their intense love transforms them both. Only one will survive Hollywood's slings and arrows. Shortened in response to exhibitor complaints after its premiers, the movie underwent one rebirth in 1983 when film historian Ronald Haver found almost all the cut sequences and supervised a reconstruction to near its original length. Its new rebirth is this breathtaking digital surround stereo track and incorporating picture and musical material recently found in the vaults. Star always had a shine to it. Now watch it sparkle as never before.
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a married prosecutor and defense attorney assigned to the same case in this compelling courtroom battle of the sexes. Judy Holliday co-stars.
Dickens' classic story about an orphaned boy who, with the help of a kindly aunt, escapes his stepfather's cruelty and grows up to become a successful author and marries his childhood sweetheart. Over the years, critics have repeatedly praised the exceptional craftsmanship and talent that went into this Oscar-nominated production. Starring W.C. Fields ("The Bank Dick") in his only dramatic
role, Oscar-winner Lionel Barrymore ("It's A Wonderful Life," "Captains Courageous"), Freddie Bartholomew ("Captains Courageous") and Maureen O'Sullivan ("The Thin Man"). Directed by Academy Award-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady," "Adam's Rib"). Produced by Hollywood legend David O. Selznik ("Gone With the Wind," "A Star is Born," "Rebecca"). Leonard Maltin gives it four stars and declares it, "a treat from start to finish." Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 best American films of all time.
Oscar-winners Spencer Tracy ("Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde," "Bad Day at Black Rock") and Katharine Hepburn ("The Philadelphia Story," "The African Queen") ignite the screen in this hilarious war of the sexes. Tracy is a gruff sports promoter who tries in vain to turn outspoken Hepburn into a competitive athlete. Things get delighfully complicated when they fall in love. An all-star supporting cast includes Jim Backus ("Gilligan's Island," "Rebel without a Cause"), Chuck Connors ("The Rifleman") and the screen debut of Charles Bronson ("The Dirty Dozen," "Death Wish"). Directed by Oscar-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady") and nominated for Best Story.
When a dancer publishes her memoirs, she is sued for libel by the other two members of her troupe. Utilizing a clever "Rashomon" style flashback, this Cole Porter musical offers each of the dancer's differing points of view as they recall their relationship with the great hoofer, Gene Kelly ("An American In Paris," "Singin' In the Rain"). This Oscar-winning film was directed by the great Oscar-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady," "Gaslight," "The Philadelphia Story"). Co-starring Mitzi Gaynor ("South Pacific").
Academy Award-nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Candice Bergen (TV's "Boston Legal," "The In-Laws") and Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Jacqueline Bissett ("Day for Night," "Bullitt") portray two successful but different writers whose friendship spans 25 years, through college, marriage, and fame. Directed by Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady," "The Philadelphia Story"). With Emmy-nominee Steven Hill (TV's "Law & Order," "The Firm"), Hart Bochner ("Die Hard") and Golden Globe-nominee Meg Ryan ("Sleepless in Seattle," "You've Got Mail").
A reporter digs into the secret life of a recently deceased political hero.
A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette.
Known as one of the world's richest, most powerful and eligible bachelors, Jean Marc Clement (Yves Montand) is not amused when he learns that an off-Broadway show plans on parodying his fickle ways. He'll do anything to stop the show - until he meets Amanda (Marilyn Monroe), the production's real show stopper! In a classic case of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" he auditions and lands a role playing himself! Underwhelmed by his lack of talent, Amanda all but ignores his romantic advances. In a desperate attempt to get her attention he hires Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly and Milton Berle (as themselves), to help him get his act together and win the woman of his dreams!
Inspired by a novel by best-selling Western author Louis L'Amour, Heller In Pink Tights brings the curtain up on the traveling Healy Dramatic Company, a barnstorming 1880s theatrical troupe that spends part of its time emoting on stage – and most of its time fending off confrontational townfolk, irate creditors and suspicious sheriffs. Desperate to find a more flamboyant act to keep their audiences entertained, the ensemble's leaders, Angela Rossini (Sophia Loren) and Tom Healy (Anthony Quinn), put the "Wild" in Wild West with their comic misadventures. Directed by legendary Hollywood filmmaker George Cukor (The Philadelphia Story, A Star Is Born ), this rollicking Western spoof also boasts a stellar supporting cast that includes Steve Forrest, Eileen Heckart, Edmund Lowe, Margaret O'Brien and Ramon Novarro.
I was meant to be an actress! A cast of splendid talents - Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright and screen-debuting Anthony Perkins - who know well the siren song of the stage bring brio to this comedy about a 17-year-old (Simmons) who yearns to be a star. Her father (Tracy) loves his daughter...but an actress? He suggests the no-glamour, no-disappointment life of a Physical Education teacher. One family, two forces: irresistible on her side and unmovable on his. Based on Ruth Gordon's hit autobiographical play and directed by George Cukor (Adam's Rib), The Actress boasts heart, charm and lots of laughs, including Tracy at his comic best in a sequence that has him vaulting over a pommel horse. And losing his pants.
Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Joan Crawford ("What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?") and Oscar-winner Norma Shearer ("Marie Antoinette") star in this enjoyable comedy about a happily married woman who lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays. Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Rosalind Russell ("Auntie Mame") and Oscar and Emmy-nominee Ruth Hussey ("The Philadelphia Story") co-star. Directed by Oscar-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady").
A publicity-hungry actress uses a Manhattan billboard to jumpstart her career.
Shakespeares classic tragedy of young lovers from feuding families. Starring John Barrymore ("Grand Hotel"), Oscar-nominee Leslie Howard ("Gone with the Wind"), Oscar-winner Norma Shearer ("The Divorcee") and Oscar-nominee Basil Rathbone ("Sherlock Holmes" series). This lavish production received four Oscar-nominations, including Best Picture. Shearer and co-star Rathbone each earned nominations. Directed by Academy Award-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady").
Oscar-winning adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel about the four March sisters who fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War. Starring Oscar-winner Katharine Hepburn ("The Philadelphia Story," "The African Queen"), Oscar-winner Paul Lukas ("Watch on the Rhine"), Joan Bennett ("Father of the Bride"), and Frances Dee ("Of Human Bondage"). Oscar-winner George Cukor ("My Fair Lady") received an Oscar-nomination for Best Director. Nominated for Best Picture and winner for Best Script.