St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however, barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair.
Winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture and Screenplay, this musical triumph stars hoofer Gene Kelly as a struggling American artist torn between a wealthy American woman (Oscar-nominee Nina Foch) and a French dancer (Oscar-nominee Leslie Caron). Kelly ("Singin' in the Rain") received a special Oscar citation for his stunning ground- breaking choreography. Recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Directed by the brilliant Academy Award-winner Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi").
Vibrant orange sunflowers. Rippling yellow grain. Trees bursting with white bloom. "The pictures come to me as in a dream," Vincent Van Gogh said. A dream that too often turned to life-shattering nightmare. Winner of Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Best Actor Awards, Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as the artist torn between the joyous inspiration of his genius and the dark desperation of his tormented mind. The obsessed Van Gogh painted the way other men breathe, driving away family and friends, including artist Paul Gauguin (1956 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner Anthony Quinn). Directed by Vincente Minnelli and saturated with the hues of Van Gogh's sea, field and sky, Lust for Life captures the ecstasy of art. And the agony of one man's life.
This lush musical features the masterful talents of singing superstar Barbra Streisand. Chain-smoking kooky Daisy (Streisand) consults psychiatrist Chabot (Yves Montand) to help her stop smoking. Chabot is astonished to learn she has amazing ESP powers, and that under hypnosis she reveals her former life as Melinda, an 1840 English coquette. The romantic complications of the triangle become involved as Chabot falls in love with the elusive Melinda and Daisy falls in love with Chabot. All ends well when Daisy informs Chabot they will meet again in 2038.
Academy Award-winner Kirk Douglas ("Lust for Life," "Gunfight at O.K. Corral") stars in this drama about the life of an ambitious Hollywood producer, as seen through the eyes of a writer, a director, and an actress. Nominated for six Oscars, it won five, including Best Screenplay. Douglas was nominated for Best Actor. Gloria Grahame ("Oklahoma!," "Crossfire") received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Lana Turner ("Peyton Place," "The Postman Always Rings Twice") delivers what many consider to be her finest performance as Douglas' actress lover. With Oscar-nominee Walter Pidgeon ("Mrs. Miniver," "Forbidden Planet"). Directed by Academy Award-winner Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi," "An American in Paris "). Acclaimed actor/producer John Houseman ("The Paper Chase," "Julius Caesar") produced. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Oscar-winner and legendary hoofer Fred Astaire ("Top Hat") stars in this fun-filled Oscar-nominated musical as a Hollywood celebrity who stumbles into trouble when he agrees to star in a Broadway show. Co-starring Cyd Charisse ("Singin' in the Rain") and featuring classic songs, including "Dancing in the Dark." Directed by Oscar-winner Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi," "Meet Me in St. Louis"). Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 best American films of all time. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
Academy Award®-winner Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi," "An American in Paris") directs this musical film version of the acclaimed Broadway production about a Baghdad poet who charms his way into the Wazir's harem. Starring Howard Keel ("Kiss Me Kate," TV's "Dallas") and Oscar-nominee Ann Blyth ("Mildred Pierce," "The King's Thief"). With Sebastian Cabot (TV's "Family Affair"). Produced by Oscar-winner Arthur Freed ("An American in Paris," "Gigi").
Oscar-winner Spencer Tracy ("Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde") received his fourth nomination as an exasperated banker who has misgivings about his engaged daughter's groom. Oscar-winner Elizabeth Taylor ("Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "National Velvet") portrays the daughter. With Oscar-nominees Billie Burke ("The Wizard of Oz") and Russ Tamblyn ("Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "Peyton Place"). Directed by Academy Award-winning director Vincente Minnelli ("An American in Paris," "Gigi") and produced by Academy Award-recipient Pandro S. Berman ("Ivanhoe," "Top Hat"). Nominated for Best Picture and Screenplay, this hilarious look at family chaos spawned a sequel. Although remade in 1991 with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, this classic is considered by many as the best.
Goodbye Charlie begins with a humorous opening sequence, in which Charles Sorel is an inveterate philanderer practicing his wily crafts on women aboard an ocean liner. He is found out by a jealous husband and shot dead, falling overboard into the sea. Through a celestial fluke, Charles' soul enters the well-rounded body of a woman who renames herself Charlie. In this form, Charlie seeks to settle old scores with her murderer as well as several other enemies. As if these complications aren't enough, Charlie's best friend, George Tracy, falls in love with Charlie, knowing full well that she isn't really who she claims to be.
During a bizarre dream in which God and Satan battle for his soul, a lazy gambling husband is guided towards redemption. Oscar-nominated musical stars an all-black cast and features actress/singer Lena Horne ("The Wiz"). With appearances by jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Directed by Oscar-winner Vincente Minnelli ("Gigi," "An American in Paris"). Selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 best American films of all time.
Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner and Emmy-nominee Frank Sinatra ("Ocean's Eleven," "Pal Joey"), Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Shirley MacLaine ("Rumor Has It," "In Her Shoes") and Emmy-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Dean Martin ("Ocean's Eleven," "Rio Bravo"), star in this powerful drama about the difficult challenges facing a veteran when he returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Actress (MacLaine), Supporting Actress (Academy Award-nominee Martha Hyer -- "Sabrina," "The Sons of Katie Elder") and Supporting Actor (Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Arthur Kennedy -- "Lawrence of Arabia," "Peyton Place"). Directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Vincente Minnelli ("An American in Paris," "Gigi").
Judy Holliday re-creates her Broadway role of flibbertigibbet telephone operator Ella Peterson in Bells are Ringing. Ella works for Susanswerphone, a hole-in-the-wall answering service run by her cousin Sue (Jean Stapleton). Our girl Ella can't help but become involved in the lives of her customers, which bring her to the attention of a dimwitted police detective, Barnes (Dort Clark), who suspects that Susanswerphone is a front for a house of ill repute. The cop is so obtuse that he never notices the story's genuine criminal, a flamboyant German bookie (Eddie Foy Jr.) who poses as a record executive and uses the names of composers as code for the various racetracks around the country. To avoid Barnes' wiretapping, Ella goes around New York in person to minister to the needs of her clients’ most notably playwright Jeffrey Moss (Dean Martin), who is in danger of becoming an alcoholic if he can't come up with a good idea for a play. Assuming a false identity, Ella prattles on about some of her other clients, notably a dentist (Bernie West) who composes pop songs on his air hose. Moss is inspired by Ella, and eventually falls in love with her. Because she will not reveal who she really is to Jeffrey, Ella decides that her relationship is founded on lies, and walks out of his life. But Moss, together with the other Susanswerphone customers who have been "rescued" by Ella, show up at Ella's doorstep for a happy ending.
Academy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor stars with Richard Burton in this enduring romance of a beautiful, independent artist who refuses to lead a conventional life ... and who proves irresistible to the local Episcopalian minister. In a spectacularly beautiful artist's community in California's Big Sur, Artist Laura Reynolds (Taylor) has chosen to raise her teenage son herself rather than marry the boy's father--and to teach him at home with her own unorthodox values. But when the state gives Reynolds an ultimatum to enroll her son in school, she opts for an academy run by minister and headmaster Dr. Edward Hewitt (Burton).