The Stranger

The Stranger


The Stranger

  Release year: 1946 Director: Orson Welles Screenwriter: Anthony Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Victor Trivas Starring: Orson Welles, Loretta Young, Edward G. Robinson, Konstantin Shayne, Philip Merivale, Richard Long  Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Original Story.   War crime investigator Mr. Wilson (Robinson) follow the newly released Meinike (Shayne) to the small town of Harper, ..

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers


The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Release Year: 1946 Director: Lewis Milestone Writers: Robert Rossen (screenplay), John Patrick (original story) Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Judith Anderson, Roman Bohnen, Darryl Hickman, Janis Wilson, Ann Doran Rating: Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Original Screenplay. Nominated for 1 prize at Cannes. Sunday Classic #301, week 13 2020 Sam Masterson ..

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Release Year: 1937 Directors: David Hand (supervising), William Cottrell (sequence), Wilfred Jackson (sequence), Larry Morey (sequence), Perce Pearce (sequence), Ben Sharpsteen (sequence) Writers: Jacob & Wilhem Grimm (based on their 1812 fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Ted Sears (adaptation), Richard Creedon (adaptation), Otto Englander (adaptation), Dick Rickard (adaption), Earl Hurd (adaptation), Merrill de ..

Spellbound

Spellbound


Spellbound

Release year: 1945 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Screenwriter: Ben Hecht, Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll, Rhonda Flemin, John Emery, Norman Lloyd Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Music. 5 Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Michael Chekhov), Best Director, Best Black-and-White Cinematography, Best Special Effects.  Dr. Constance Petersen (Bergman) takes an instant ..

Coming Home

Coming Home


Coming Home

Release Year: 1978 Director: Hal Ashby Writers: Waldo Salt (screenplay), Robert C. Jones (screenplay), Nancy Dowd (story), Rudy Wurlitzer (uncredited) Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine, Robert Ginty, Mary Gregory, Kathleen Miller, Beeson Carroll, Charles Cyphers Rating: Won 3 Oscars: Best Actor (Jon Voight), Best Actress (Jane Fonda), Best Original ..

The Face of Fu Manchu

The Face of Fu Manchu


The Face of Fu Manchu

Release year: 1965 Director: Don Sharp Screenwriter: Harry Alan Towers, Sax Rohmer (based on the novels by) Starring: Christopher Lee, Nigel Green, Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor, James Robertson Justice, Tsai Chin, Howard Marion-Crawford Sunday Classic #297, week 9 2020  Naylan Smith (Green) of Scotland Yard watches his arch-nemesis Fu Manchu (Lee) executed, but the feeling ..

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot


Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Release Year: 1974 Director: Michael Cimino Writer: Michael Cimino Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach, Gary Busey, Jack Dodson Rating: Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges) Sunday Classic #296, week 8 2020 With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together ..

Magnificent Obsession

Magnificent Obsession


Magnificent Obsession

Release year: 1954 Director: Douglas Sirk Screenwriter: Robert Blees, Lloyd C. Douglas (based on the novel by) Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes moorehead, Otto Kruger, Barbara Rush, Gregg Palmer, Paul Cavangh Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Actress (Jane Wyman)  The reckless behavior of a playboy Bob (Hudson) has tragic consequences for newly wed Helen ..

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard


Sunset Boulevard

Release Year: 1950 Director: Billy Wilder Writers: Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, D.M. Marshman Jr. Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Franklyn Farnum Sunday Classic #294, week 6 2020 A cynical screenwriter down on his luck (William Holden) is drawn into a dangerous relationship with a ..

Ship of Fools

Ship of Fools


Ship of Fools

Release Year: 1965 Director: Stanley Kramer Writers: Abby Mann (screenplay), Katherine Anne Porter (based on her 1962 novel Ship of Fools) Starring: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Oskar Werner, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Ashley, George Segal, José Greco, Michael Dunn, Charles Korvin, Heinz Rühmann, Lilia Skala, Alf Kjellin Rating: Won 2 Oscars: Best Cinematography – ..

The Singing Nun

The Singing Nun


The Singing Nun

Release year: 1966 Director: Henry Koster Screenwriter: John Furia, Sally Benson Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Greer Garson, Agnes Moorehead, Chad Everett, Katharine Ross  Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Score Sunday Classic #292, week 4 2020 Young nun Sister Ann (Reynolds) arrive at Samaritan House in Belgium. Here her music gets attention and leads to ..

Ugetsu (Ugetsu Monogatari)

Ugetsu (Ugetsu Monogatari)


Ugetsu (Ugetsu Monogatari)

Release Year: 1953 Director: Kenji Mizoguchi Writers: Yoshikata Yoda (screenplay), Matsutarô Kawaguchi (adaptation), Hisakazu Tsuji (idea), Akinari Ueda (based the stories “Asaji ga Yado” and “Jasei no In” from his 1776 short story collection Ugetsu Monogatari) Starring: Machiko Kyô, Mitsoku Mito, Kinuyo Tanaka, Masayuki Mori, Eitarô Ozawa, Sugisako Aoyama, Mitsusaburô Ramon, Ryôsuke Kagawa, Kikue Môri ..