Genre: Drama/thriller Description: The unnamed second Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine) is a naive young woman, who falls in love with the charming Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier). After their wedding they return to Maxim’s vast estate, Manderly. The servants display a subtle hostility towards the second Mrs. De Winter, as they all adored his …
Genre: Comedy Description: In His Girl Friday newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) finds out that his best reporter ánd ex-wife Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is engaged and wants to quit her job and settle down. But Walter has one more trick up his sleeve: he suggests they cover one more story together in a …
Genre: Romantic Comedy Description: In It Happened One Night spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) has eloped with pilot and fortune-hunter King Westley (Jameson Thomas) against the wishes of her wealthy father. He wants to have the marriage annulled because he knows Westley is really only interested in her money.
Genre: Musical comedy Description: In Swing Time John ‘Lucky’ Garnett (Fred Astaire) is a gambler and a dancer who is set to marry Margaret (Betty Furness). But when he loses all of his money in a bet, Margaret’s father tells him he must earn 25.000 dollars to show his good intentions.
Genre: Drama Description: In The Misfits the recently divorced Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe) falls for down-on-his-luck cowboy Gaylord Langland (Clark Gable). She joins him and his partners Guido (Eli Wallach) and Perce (Montgomery Clift) in the Nevada country. But Roslyn gets angry with the men when she finds out that the reason they look for …
Genre: Romantic comedy Description: In Roman Holiday crown Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is in Rome during her goodwill tour of Europe but finds herself frustrated with her tightly scheduled and sheltered life. Finally, she is so fed up that she escapes her guardians and runs off.
Genre: Comedy Description: In She Done Him Wrong Lady Lou (Mae West) is a singer in a Bowery barroom salon in New York in the 1890’s. She’s a bawdy, seductive woman with a lot of admirers.
Genre: Drama Description: In Grand Hotel a group of very different individuals stay at a luxurious hotel in Berlin of between-wars Germany. The story follows this intertwining cast of characters over the course of one tumultuous day.
Genre: Comedy Description: In The Seven Year Itch Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell), like many other Manhattanites, packs his wife (Evelyn Keyes) and child off to summer vacation, while he stays behind to work. He begins to fantasize about other women and the opportunities he has now that his wife is out of town, but he …
Genre: Romance Description: In An Affair To Remember Nickie Ferrante (Cary Grant), a well-known playboy, and Terry McKay ( Deborah Kerr), a nightclub singer, meet on a ship crossing the ocean. They are both heading back from Europe to their intended fiancées. They develop a friendship that blossoms into love.
Genre: drama/film noir Description: In Laura police detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) is investigating the murder of the beautiful and successful Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney).
Genre: Drama Description: 12 Angry Men begins in a courthouse where an eighteen year old boy from a bad neighborhood is on trial for allegedly stabbing his father to death.
Genre: Drama Description: From Here to Eternity focuses on the Schofield Army Barracks in Honolulu, in the languid days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Genre: Drama Description: Giant is an epic that follows the family of a Texas cattle rancher over the course of 25 years. Bick Benedict Jr. (Rock Hudson) falls in love and marries socialite Leslie Lynton (Elizabeth Taylor) from Maryland.
Genre: Romantic comedy Description: In The Prince and the Showgirl Grand Duke Charles (Laurence Olivier), the prince-regent of Carpathia, a fictitious Balkan country, visits London for the coronation of the new British King in 1911. After spending an evening at the Coconut Girl Club, he invites clumsy, but charming understudy Elsie (Marilyn Monroe) over for …
Genre: Comedy/Drama Description: In Dinner at Eight Mrs. Oliver Jordan (Billie Burke) decides to throw an elaborate dinner party and invites some interesting members of New York’s social scene.
Genre: Comedy Description: In Bringing Up Baby the mild-mannered paleontologist David Huxley (Cary Grant) needs a vital last bone for his exhibit on dinosaurs and a million dollar grant for his museum. Everything is going as planned, when he meets madcap heiress Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn).
Genre: Thriller Description: In Rear Window, the classic Hitchcock thriller, photojournalist L.B Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair and his apartment by a broken leg.
Genre: Romantic drama Description: In Jezebel Julie Marsden (Bette Davis) is engaged to banker Preston Dillard (Henry Fonda) in 1852 New Orleans.
Genre: Romantic mystery Description: In Charade Reggie Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) discovers that her husband has been murdered and she is consoled by her new friend Peter Joshua (Cary Grant).