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 ..

Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)


Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

Release year: 1977 Director: Ted Kotcheff Screenwriter: David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler Starring: George Segal, Jane Fonda, Ed McMahon, Dick Gautier, Allan Miller, Hank Garcia, John Dehner, Walter Brooke  Sunday Classic #290, week 2 2020  When Dick Harper (Segal) is unexpectedly fired and can’t find a new job him and his wife Jane (Fonda) ..

Boys Town

Boys Town


Boys Town

Release year: 1938 Director: Norman Taurog Screenwriter: John Meehan, Dore Schary Starring: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton, Gene Reynolds, Minor Watson, Edward Norris Ratings: 2 Oscars: Best Actor (Spencer Tracy), Best Original Story. 3 Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay Sunday Classic #289, week 1 2020  After a death row ..

A Christmas Carol (1938)

A Christmas Carol (1938)


A Christmas Carol (1938)

Release year: 1938 Director: Edwin L. Marin Screenwriter: Hugo Butler, Charles Dickens (based on the novel by) Starring: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn, Barry MacKay, Lionel Braham, Ann Rutherford  On Christmas Eve the grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge (Owen) is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley (Leo G. Carroll). He ..

Topper Returns

Topper Returns


Topper Returns

Release year: 1941 Director: Roy Del Ruth Screenwriter: Jonathan Latimer, Gordon Douglas, Thorne Smith (inspired by the novels by) Starring: Roland Young, Joan Blondell, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, Dennis O’Keefe, Patsy Kelly, Eddie Anderson, Donald MacBride Ratings: 2 Oscar nominations: Best Sound, Best Special Effects  As Gail (Blondell) follows her best friend, the young heiress ..

A Night to Remember (1942)

A Night to Remember (1942)


A Night to Remember (1942)

Release year: 1942 Director: Richard Wallace Screenwriter: Kelley Roos, Richard Flournoy Starring: Loretta Young, Brian Aherne, Jeff Donnell, William Wright, Sidney Toler, James Burke, Donald MacBride, Don Costello Sunday Classic #285, week 49 2019 Mystery writer Jeff Troy (Aherne) and his new bride (Young) move into a basement apartment in Greenwich Village where the plan ..