Classic Movies - Dramas, Melodramas and Biographies
A Biography of Pioneering Director Dorothy Arzner
A pioneering director who helmed films during a time when few opportunities existed for women, Dorothy Arzner prevailed against the odds to thrive in a profession dominated by men and became the first woman to join the Directors Guild of America. Though her body of work remains spotty, Arzner paved the way for future generations of female directors who continued to struggle in a male-dominated profession.
5 Classic Football Movies
Whether an inspirational tale about a legendary figure or a cynical exploration of the seamy underbelly of professional sports, there’s a classic movie about football for just about everyone. Some are straightforward biopics about a player or coach, while others use football as a means for rebellious heroes to clash with authoritarian powers-that-be. But the elements are typically the same: a game is played and a win leads to cathartic release or a loss triggers deeper enlightenment that extends beyond the field.
'She Done Him Wrong' - Racy Mae West
Mae West utters her most famous - and most often misquoted line - in 'She Done Him Wrong,' a scandalous melodrama that shot Cary Grant to stardom in 1933. Sexual frankness and racy songs helped spur enduring censorship after the blue-nose backlash to 'She Done Him Wrong.'
A sharp-shooting pacifist from the backwoods of Tennessee becomes an unlikely war hero in the true story of 'Sergeant York' and his courage in WWI. A great classic movie starring Gary Cooper wrestling with duty to God and country.
'To Kill a Mockingbird'
In Depression-era Alabama, softspoken lawyer Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) takes on the case of a black man accused of assaulting a white woman. 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is the classic coming-of-age movie from Harper Lee's best-selling novel.
'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'
The best film ever made about the power of greed to corrupt men's souls. Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston in a sweeping tale of fortunes made and lost in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.
The Third Man
'The Third Man' takes place in post-war Vienna, a film noir classic set among the ravaged buildings, political squabbling and desperate lives of refugees. Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten and Trevor Howard star in the Graham Greene thriller.