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Imitation of Life (1959) Starring Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin, and Sandra Dee

Imitation of Life (1959) — 125 min - Drama, Romance - 1 January 1959 Your rating: Not rated yet! Lora Meredith, a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Suzie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity. Director:  Douglas Sirk Stars:  Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan...

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Pal Joey (1957) Starring Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, and Rita Hayworth

Pal Joey (1957) — 111 min - Comedy, Music, Romance - 25 October 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! Frank Sinatra, at the zenith of his cocky, world-on-a-string popularity, glides through the film with breezy nonchalance, romancing showgirl Kim Novak (Columbia Pictures' new sex symbol) and wealthy widow Rita Hayworth (Columbia Pictures' former sex symbol). The film also benefits from location shooting in San Francisco, caught in the moonlight-and-supper-club glow of the late '50s. Sinatra does beautifully with the Rodgers and Hart classics "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "I Could Write a Book," and his performance of...

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Jailhouse Rock (1957) Starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy

Jailhouse Rock (1957) — 96 min - Drama, Music - 8 November 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! "Everybody, let's rock!" Rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley makes his feature film debut in this critically-acclaimed classic. While serving time for manslaughter, young Elvis is taught how to play the guitar by his cellmate. After winning over the hardened inmates with his musical talent, he's released and struggles to become a major recording star. But conflict arises when his cellmate demands a cut of the action. Considered by many to be the best of the Presley films, it features a golden...

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Prince and the Showgirl, The (1957) Starring Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, and Sybil Thorndike

The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) — 115 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance - 13 June 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! The combination of Marilyn Monroe's light comic skills and Sir Laurence Olivier's magnificent dramatic talent make for a delightful and enchanting period romance. A saucy American showgirl in London is wooed by a roving-eyed Duke, but his estranged son, the young King, interrupts their late supper with politics and angry accusations. Through her guileless approach to both love and politics, Monroe charms them into reconciliation. Olivier directed on location in London, from a script based on the popular...

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Funny Face (1957) Starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and Kay Thompson

Funny Face (1957) NR 103 min - Music, Comedy, Romance - 13 February 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she becomes a reluctant model. Director:  Stanley Donen Stars:  Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Bess Flowers, Dovima, Suzy Parker, Sunny Hartnett, Jean Del Val, Virginia Gibson, Sue England, Ruta Lee Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she...

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Incredible Shrinking Man, The (1957) Starring Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, and April Kent

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) — 81 min - Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller - 22 February 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! One of the best science-fiction films of the 50's, The Incredible Shrinking Man is a gripping and thought-provoking classic. Scott Carey (Grant Williams) encounters a mysterious radioactive mist on a boating trip and soon finds his life taking on a bizarre and frightening twist. His physical size begins to diminish as he shrinks to a mere two inches. Suddenly ordinary household situations loom over him with lethal intensity: a playful cat becomes a demon and a spider a...

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Paths of Glory (1957) Starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, and Adolphe Menjou

Paths of Glory (1957) NR 88 min - Drama, War - 18 September 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate, General Mireau (George Macready), to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas), to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face. Director:  Stanley Kubrick Stars:  Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou,...

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Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, and Susan Harrison

Sweet Smell of Success (1957) NR 96 min - Drama - 27 June 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan, who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas. Hunsecker strongly disproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method. Director:  Alexander Mackendrick Stars:  Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner, Sam Levene, Barbara Nichols,...

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Curse of Frankenstein, The (1957) Starring Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, and Christopher Lee

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) — 82 min - Horror, Science Fiction - 2 May 1957 Your rating: Not rated yet! Baron Victor Frankenstein has discovered life's secret and unleashed a blood-curdling chain of events resulting from his creation: a cursed creature with a horrid face — and a tendency to kill. Director:  Terence Fisher Stars:  Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee, Melvyn Hayes, Valerie Gaunt, Paul Hardtmuth, Noel Hood, Fred Johnson, Claude Kingston, Alex Gallier, Michael Mulcaster, Andrew Leigh, Ann Blake, Sally Walsh, Middleton Woods, Raymond Ray Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline Baron...

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Hondo (1953) Starring John Wayne, Geraldine Page, and Ward Bond

Hondo (1953) — 83 min - Western - 25 November 1953 Your rating: Not rated yet! Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector. Director:  John Farrow Stars:  John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate, Rodolfo Acosta, James Arness, Tom Irish, Lee Aaker, Paul Fix, Frank McGrath, Morry Ogden, Chuck Roberson, Rayford Barnes, Leo Gordon, Bobby Somers Photos No images were imported for this movie. Storyline Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches,...

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