Landmark movie in the film noir tradition, Roman Polanski's Chinatown stands as a true screen classic. Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in...Chinatown. Co-starring film legend John Huston and featuring an Academy Award-winning script by Robert Towne, Chinatown captures a lost era in a masterfully woven movie that remains a timeless gem.
ANNIE is the story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage. One day, Annie (Aileen Quinn) is chosen to stay for one week with the famous billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks (Albert Finney). One week turns into many and the only person standing in the way of Annie's fun is Miss Hannigan, the gin-soaked ruler of the orphanage (played to hilarious perfection by Carol Burnett). Will Miss Hannigan's zany attempts to kidnap the irrepressible Annie succeed? Enjoy all the unforgettable songs, including "It's A Hard Knock Life" and "Tomorrow."
Academy Award winner Humphrey Bogart stars in this classic film noir as tough San Francisco private detective Sam Spade in the classic, convoluted story of Spade's involvement with a deadly band of international thieves who will lie, double cross and murder to obtain a small, jewel-encrusted statue known as The Maltese Falcon. Sam Spade's (Bogart) partner, Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan), accepts a job protecting a young woman (Mary Astor). Neither Spade nor Archer believe the woman or the story she tells them, but they do believe her money. Then, when Archer is murdered, Spade's search for the killer drags him in the web of lies and death spun by the desperate people seeking The Maltese Falcon.
Classic Kipling adventure about British soldiers trying to bamboozle high priests in remote Kafiristan.
Retired after years of international espionage, Agent 007 is lured back into action to battle the evil spy organization SMERSH in this parody of the James Bond films. David Niven portrays the aging Bond, who atypically rejects the advances of a variety of women, and agrees to battle SMERSH's hold on the lavish Casino Royale only after organization head M is murdered. Also mixed up in the affair are several other secret agents, all named James Bond, played by everyone from Peter Sellers and Woody Allen to a chimpanzee. A witty, zany parody of Bond, James Bond that perfectly captures the freewheeling spirit of the late 1960s.
Academy Award-winning drama stars screen-legend Humphrey Bogart ("Casablanca," "The African Queen"), Walter Huston ("Yankee Doodle Dandy"), and Tim Holt ("The Magnificent Ambersons") as three ill-fated prospectors who set out across the Mexican desert in search of gold but instead find mistrust, betrayal, and death. The legendary John Huston ("The African Queen," "The Maltese Falcon") won an Oscar for his superb direction and screenplay. His father, Walter, received an Oscar for Supporting Actor. Considered by many as Bogart's greatest role, this is a true American classic and was recently selected as one of the fifty best American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute. Look for an appearance by young Emmy-winner Robert Blake (TV's "Baretta," "Money Train"). Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Roddy McDowall returns as Caesar, the intelligent chimp who led an ape revolution against their human masters in the last installment, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. Since then, humans nearly rendered themselves extinct in an all-out nuclear war, and the survivors are now beneath the well-preserved ape society. Now a benevolent leader of his people, Caesar supports a peaceful coexistence with humans, much to the dismay of his militant counterpart General Aldo (Claude Akins). When Caesar learns that new evidence regarding his parents’ murder has been found in the Forbidden City, he journeys to the bombarded wasteland with the human MacDonald (Austin Stoker) and the omniscient orangutan Virgil (Paul Williams). While he does find what he is looking for, Caesar also unwittingly awakens a flock of human survivors, who follows his group back home. While the humans prepare for a climactic battle with the apes, General Aldo prepares to challenge Caesar for control, and all hell breaks loose as we witness the BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES.
Bogart and Bacall ignite the screen in this acclaimed story of a war veteran who finds himself in a deadly fight against gangsters who have taken over a Florida hotel during a tropical storm. All-star cast includes Oscar-winner Humphrey Bogart ("Casablanca," "The African Queen"), Oscar-nominee Lauren Bacall ("The Big Sleep," "The Mirror Has Two Faces"), Academy Award-honoree Edward G. Robinson ("Little Caesar," "Double Indemnity"), Oscar-winner Lionel Barrymore ("It's A Wonderful Life") and Claire Trevor ("Murder, My Sweet"), who won an Oscar for her powerful performance as gangster Robinson's mistress. Directed by Academy Award-winner John Huston ("The African Queen," "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre") from a script by Oscar-winner Richard Brooks ("Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Blackboard Jungle").
Disney's 25th full-length animated classic, The Black Cauldron, fills the screen with magic and wonder. This fun-filled tale of heroism overflows with colorful characters, trailblazing animation, and nonstop action. In the mystical land of Prydain, Taran, a young boy who dreams of a future as an invincible warrior, finds himself leading a real-life quest. In a race against the evil Horned King, Taran must be the first to find the mysterious Black Cauldron or the Horned King will unleash its power and take over the world. With the help of a magic sword, an enchanting princess, an adorable clairvoyant pig, and a furry little creature named Gurgi, Taran overcomes winged dragons, the King's monstrous henchmen, three batty witches, and more -- and learns nothing is as powerful as courage and friendship.
A British intelligence officer, posing as a diamond thief, is sent to jail for 20 years to catch a gang that has been arranging escapes from prison for wealthy criminals. Only the agent's immediate superior -- the mysterious Mr. Mackintosh -- knows his identity, and when Mackintosh is killed, the agent's troubles really start. Academy Award-winning screen legend Paul Newman ("Nobody's Fool," "The Color of Money") stars.
The greatest stories of the Old Testament are brought to the screen with astounding scope and power in this international film which depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis. This is the spectacular story of man's creation, his fall, his survival and his indomitable faith in the future. From the film's opening amidst cosmic chaos, to its lingering message of hope and salvation, The Bible stands as a monumental motion picture achievement. Legendary director John Huston lends his talents to create a movie of epic proportions.
A neurotic girl, Stanley, (Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Bette Davis -- "All About Eve," "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?") dumps her fiancée, steals her sister's husband, rejects him and manipulates her whole family. Stanley's sister soon falls in love with Stanley's former fiancée, Craig, and they plan to wed. Jealous of this, Stanley leads herself to ruin when she tries to place the blame for a hit and run accident on a young black clerk, who works in Craig's law office. Co-starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Olivia de Havilland ("Gone with the Wind," "The Adventures of Robin Hood") and Academy Award-winner Charles Coburn ("Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "The Lady Eve"). Directed by Academy Award-winner John Huston (The Maltese Falcon," "The African Queen," "Prizzi's Honor").
A sexy divorcée falls for an over-the-hill cowboy who is struggling to maintain his romantically independent lifestyle in early-sixties Nevada.
Inspired by the life of Hugh Glass, Academy Award-nominee Richard Harris (“Unforgiven”, ”Camelot”) plays a trapper left for dead after being mangled by a mammoth grizzly bear. Struggling to survive in the wilderness, he keeps himself going by planning revenge on the expedition who left him, especially group leader John Huston (Academy award-winner actor-director of “Chinatown”, “The Treasures of the Sierra Madre”). Similar to Man in the Wilderness, The Revenant (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) is also based on the story of Hugh Glass.
The director and stars of "Maltese Falcon" Oscar-winner Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, John Huston and nominee Sydney Greenstreet reunite in this adventure classic. Bogart, an American Army Officer, is booted out of service on false charges of treason. As he sails to China, because no other military will accept him, he comes into contact with a series of seedy characters. As a running battle of words continues with Sydney Greenstreet, a spy on the boat, Bogart keeps all eyes focused on the love of his life. With an all-star cast this is an enjoyable, high- spirited action-film.
Acclaimed director John Huston’s (The African Queen, The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo) authoritative, masterly version of Herman Melville’s fabled novel is cinema at its most spectacular. Intelligently adapted by novelist Ray Bradbury, Moby Dick draws upon the narration of the surviving shipmate of a terrible tragedy to tell the classic tale of Captain Ahab’s (Gregory Peck) obsessive hunt for the great white whale that has dictated his destiny ever since leaving him a peg-legged cripple. In a perilous journey that will take Ahab and his crew to the ends of the earth, no sacrifice is too great in Ahab’s thirst for bloody revenge. Stunningly shot and impressively staged – Moby Dick is an exciting, epic work bolstered by first rate performances (as Father Mapple, Orson Welles delivers a charismatic, show-stopping cameo) and Huston’s audacious vision.
Directed by John Huston, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison stars Robert Mitchum as a World War II Marine sergeant and Deborah Kerr as a Roman Catholic nun. Both nun and sergeant are marooned on a South Pacific island, hemmed in by surrounding Japanese troops. Sergeant Allison does his best to make the nun's ordeal less painful, but is torn by his growing love for her. Sister Angela is equally fond of sergeant Allison, but refuses to renounce her vows. Their unrealized ardor mellows into mutual respect as they struggle to survive before help arrives.
Screen-legend superstars and Academy Award-winners Elizabeth Taylor ("Cleopatra") and Marlon Brando ("The Godfather") star in John Huston's ("The Maltese Falcon," "The African Queen") intriguing melodrama of repressed love and obsession set in a Southern army base. With Oscar-nominee Robert Forster ("Jackie Brown") and Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner Julie Harris ("East of Eden"). Based on Carson McCullers' novel.
Fat City is a powerful and gripping story about personal wins and losses in the raw, rugged world of mateur boxing. Directed by legendary, Oscar®-winning filmmaker John Huston (1948 Best Director and Best Screenplay, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), the film stars the incredible talents of Stacy Keach (American History X, TV’s “The New Mike Hammer”), Jeff Bridges (Jagged Edge, The Mirror Has Two Faces), Candy Clark (At Close Range, American Graffiti) and Susan Tyrrell (Cry-Baby, Powder), in her 1972 Best Supporting Actress Oscar®-nominated performance. Newly remastered.
With a cast of notable stars, acclaimed director John Huston guides this western with an unerring hand. Huston crafts the story with a series of suspenseful scenes, having a mysterious stranger ride horseback into a small community in the Texas Panhandle and then proceed to cause a mini-war. The time is the mid-19th century and antagonism already exists between the white settlers in the community and the local Kiowa Indian nation. The Zachary family find themselves at the core of this animosity. The matriarch, Matilda (Lillian Gish) holds a family secret — her adopted daughter Rachel (Audrey Hepburn) is actually a Kiowa child. The three brothers in the Zachary family hold differing views on their duties to their family and their hostility towards the Kiowa. While Ben (Burt Lancaster) is obviously in love with Rachel, another, Cash (Audie Murphy) hates Native Americans, and the youngest (Doug McClure) will defend his family when in need. The stranger on horseback does the unthinkable and makes it widely known that Rachel is a Kiowa. The Zachary family secret is at last exposed and the battle begins.
John Wayne stars in this historical drama of one man's successful struggle to open Japan to the western world. The Barbarian and The Geisha is the true story of Townsend Harris, who in 1856 was appointed by President Pierce to be the first American consul to Japan. Headquartered in Shimoda, Harris discovers that the Japanese thoroughly mistrust the Americans. Slowly, Harris earns the respect of the local power brokers and townsfolk and is permitted to enter the city of Tokyo. A beautiful Geisha, originally sent to thwart Harris' mission, falls in love with him and finally decides to protect him from harm.
An idealist tries to save the elephants from extinction from hunters. He enlists the help of a dubious group of followers.
Freelance American spy team, each a specialist in his field, is hired to recover a stolen top-secret anti-Red China letter. They infiltrate into Moscow and while doing their job find a traitor in their midst. Based on Noel Behn's novel.
Real war hero Audie Murphy ("To Hell and Back") stars as a young Union soldier who fights to atone for a moment of cowardice during the Civil War. Action-packed drama is based on the Stephen Crane novel and directed by Oscar-winner John Huston ("The Treasure of the Sierra Madre").
Critics have called this poignant church drama perhaps Otto Preminger's finest film. It's the story of a Boston Irish-American priest whose inner spiritual journey is tested by the grandeur and politics of the Church. Tom Tryon turns in a magnificent performance as the humble cleric who is transformed into a prince of the Vatican, and John Huston is outstanding in his portrayal of the craggy Boston priest who is his mentor. The opening scene shows Tryon ascending the seemingly endless stairway of the Vatican, a lasting cinematic metaphor for the struggles he must endure before donning the miter and robes of a Cardinal, on the long march to Rome. The story provides a wide canvas for the indulgence of Otto Preminger, whose proven skill with grand scenes is magnificently displayed. From humble blue-collar origins, amid anguish and personal doubts of devotion to church over family to graphic and brutal involvement with racism and the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia to the tyranny of Nazi invaders in Vienna, our young priest must reconcile his life. An extraordinary supporting cast provides skillful delineation of the moral and ethical dilemmas Tryon faces on the long march to the Vatican. Outstanding among these is the performance of John Huston as the craggy old Boston priest who in a few brief scenes authentically displays 'toughness, authority, political acumen, compassion and a fine philosophical turn of mind.' Deft handling of a mammoth undertaking by Preminger.
Juarez is the story of three men – Benito Juarez (Paul Muni), Napoleon III (Claude Rains) and Emperor Maximilian (Brian Aherne) – driven by political passions. And of a woman, Empress Carlota (Bette Davis), driven to madness. John Garfield and Gale Sondergaard join the illustrious cast of this epic, directed by William Dieterle (A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Life of Emile Zola) and set against a backdrop of revolution and royal ambition, with Mexico as the prize. All the leads earned critical plaudits, but many reviewers singled out Davis for one bravura sequence in which, as the mentally fragile Empress, she confronts Napoleon, demanding he save her husband's life. "Her final flitting away into the darkness of madness is the most unforgettable moment in the picture" (James Shelley Hamilton, National Board of Review).
"Arthur's" Dudley Moore scores another "10" with Oscar-nominee Elizabeth McGovern ("Ordinary People", "She's Having a Baby") in this perfect comedy-romance about a very married psychiatrist who falls head over heels for his newest patient. The New York Times says "Dudley Moore is back doing what he does best." Oscar-winners Alec Guinness ("Star Wars", "The Bridge on the River Kwai") and actor-director John Huston ("Prizzi's Honor", "Chinatown"), Ron Silver ("Timecop", "Reversal of Fortune"), David Strathairn ("The Firm", "The River Wild") and Alan King ("Casino") co-star. Written and directed by frequent Woody Allen collaborator Marshall Brickman ("Annie Hall", "Manhattan").
Three of the men behind the success of The Maltese Falcon (1941) - John Huston, Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre - reunite in this thriller about a motley crew of criminals who cross, kill and double-cross one another as they compete to acquire a tract of uranium-rich land in British East Africa. Bogart stars as Billy, an American reluctantly working with four crooks whose voyage to investigate the uranium deposits is thrown into turmoil when a fellow passenger is murdered en route.
Report from the Aleutians is the first of three important movies made by filmmaker John Huston during WWII. Assigned to the Signal Corps in 1942, Huston was sent to Adak in the remote Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska. There, Huston filmed the bitter campaign to oust Japanese forces from Kiska, which they seized during the offensive that led to the Battle of Midway. Unlike Midway, where America dealt Japan a devastating blow, the battle of the Aleutians was one of attrition. As a result, Huston's portrait focuses on the day-to-day activities of ordinary G.I. Joes, who faced difficult duty in a cold wasteland with courage, resourcefulness, and character. Foremost among these were the pilots and crews who flew monotonous patrols in difficult weather and who experienced real terror while flying bombing raids over Japanese positions. Huston's moving portrait was criticized within the War Department for its tone, but nevertheless received an Oscar nomination in 1944.
Nominated for four Academy Awards, this Oscar-winning adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play stars Oscar-winner Richard Burton ("The Spy Who Came in from the Cold," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?") as an alcoholic de-frocked minister who works as a tour guide in Mexico and becomes involved with a Nantucket spinster, a hotel owner, and a seductive teenager. Oscar-nominee Ava Gardner ("Mogambo") portrays the hotel owner, Oscar-winner Debora Kerr ("From Here to Eternity") is the Nantucket spinster, and Sue Lyon ("Lolita") plays the seductive teen. Produced by Oscar-winner Ray Stark ("The Goodbye Girl," "Funny Face," "Annie") and directed by Academy Award winner John Huston ("The African Queen," "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre").
Novelist John Steinbeck's classic novel is brought to life with stellar performances. Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Nick Nolte ("The Prince of Tides," "Affliction") portrays a former baseball player who falls for a Skid Row hooker, played by Oscar-nominee Debra Winger ("Terms of Endearment," "An Officer and a Gentleman"). Narrated by the great director John Huston ("The African Queen ," "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre") and directed by Oscar-winning writer David S. Ward ("The Sting," "Sleepless in Seattle").