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 ..

Rooster Cogburn

Rooster Cogburn


Rooster Cogburn

Release Year: 1975 Director: Stuart Millar Writers: Martha Hyer – as Martin Julien (screenplay), Charles Portis (inspired by his character Rooster Cogburn from his 1968 novel True Grit) Starring: John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Jordan, John McIntire, Paul Koslo, Jack Colvin, Jon Lormer, Richard Romancito, Strother Martin Sunday Classic #284, week 48 2019 U.S. ..

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)


Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Release year: 1976 Director: John Carpenter Screenwriter: John Carpenter Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes Sunday Classic #283, week 47 2019  A Highway Patrol Officer (Stoker) joins forces with two criminals and a station secretary as the defunct precinct they are all at is attacked viciously ..

Modern Times

Modern Times


Modern Times

Release year: 1936 Director: Charles Chaplin Screenwriter: Charles Chaplin Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Stanford, Chester Conklin, Edward LeSaint, Allan Garcia Sunday Classic #282, week 46 2019  The Tramp (Chaplin) struggles to live in modern industrial society but is constantly struck by bad luck. But he never lets things put him down ..

Straw Dogs (1971)

Straw Dogs (1971)


Straw Dogs (1971)

Release Year: 1971 Director: Sam Peckinpah Writers: Sam Peckinpah (screenplay), David Zelag Goodman (screenplay), Gordon Williams (based on his 1969 novel The Siege of Trencher’s Farm) Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, Del Henney, Jim Norton, Donald Webster, Ken Hutchison, T.P. McKenna, Len Jones, Sally Thomsett, Robert Keegan, Peter Arne Rating: Nominated for 1 Oscar; ..

Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer


Kramer vs. Kramer

Release year: 1979 Director: Robert Benton Screenwriter: Robert Benton, Avery Corman (from the novel by) Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, Meryl Streep, Howard Duff, George Coe, JoBeth Williams  Ratings: 5 Oscars: Best Film, Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep), Best Director, best Adapted Screenplay. 4 Oscar nominations: Best Supporting Actor ..

The Lodger (1944)

The Lodger (1944)


The Lodger (1944)

Release year: 1944 Director: John Brahm Screenwriter: Barré Lyndon, Marie Belloc Lowndes (based on the novel by) Starring: Merle Oberon, George Sanders, Laird Cregar, Cedric Hardwicke, Sara Allgood, Aubrey Mather, Queenie Leonard  In late Victorian London, Jack the Ripper brings terror to town with his horrific killings. As the Bontings gets a new lodger, mr. ..