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Abilene Town - 1946 - 100 minutes - Color * Coming Soon *
Starring: Edgar Buchanan, Lloyd Bridges, Ann Dvorak, Rhonda Fleming, Randolph Scott - Directed by Edwin L. Marin
2½ Stars - Western, Romance - Randolph Scott as lawman Dan Mitchell is put to the test as cattlemen and homesteaders fight over their turf. Based on a novel by Ernest Haycox. Item #OC0060

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Abraham Lincoln - 1930 - 91 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Oscar Apfel, Mary Forbes, Francis Ford, Kay Hammond, Walter Huston, Ian Keith, Una Merkel, Jason Robards Sr., Helen Ware - Directed by D.W. Griffith
3 Stars - Biopic, Drama - This classic, Griffith's first attempt at a talkie, covers the life of Honest Abe Lincoln, his affair Ann Rutledge (Una Merkel), his life an attorney in Illinois, his controversial marriage to Mary Todd (Kay Hammond), his gut wrenching decision toenter into a war with the South over slavery, and his assassination by John Wilkes Booth (Ian Keith). Item #OC0085
Award Nominations: 10 Best Films (win) 1930 Film Daily; 10 Best Films (win) 1930 New York Times

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Affair, The - 60 minutes - 1973 - Color *** Available Now ***
Starring: Natalie Wood & Robert Wagner - Directed by Gilbert Cates
2½ Stars - Romance, Made for TV - Natalie Wood as a songwriter in her early thirties who is confined to a wheel chair. Her handicap has made her bitter and leary of strangers. Robert Wagner as an affectionate, caring lawyer who falls in love with her. After a torrid affair, she eventually falls maddly in love with him, but her family opposes their marriage. Written by Barbara Turner. Item #OC0001

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Africa Screams [Abbott & Costello in Africa] - 1949 - 80 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Bud Abbott, Joe Besser, Hillary Brooke, Lou Costello, Shemp Howard - Directed by Charles T. Barton
3 Stars - Adventure, Slapstick Comedy - Lou Costello as a timid book salesman who poses as a big game hunter for his pal Bud Abbott. It's part of a plan to con money from Hillary Brooke, who's looking for a lost diamond mine in Africa. Lou had unwittingly memorized an out of print book which had a map to the mine. Despite his fear of wild animals, Lou goes with Bud, Hillary, and real bad guys, on an expedition seeking their fortune. Item #OC0042

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Algiers - 100 minutes - 1938 - B&W *** Available Now ***
Starring: Charles Boyer, Sigrid Gurie, Alan Hale, Jr,. Hedy Lamarr, Gene Lockhart - Directed by John Cromwell
3 Stars - Romance, Thriller - Charles Boyer as master criminal Pepe le Moko in the Casbah, a safe haven for criminals who escape authorities. A friendly police detective finds his pursuit of Pepe like a chess game and patiently waits for him to make that a mistake. Pepe falls in love with a tourist, played by Hedy Lamarr. Things go bad when Pepe is betrayed by an old lover and Hedy returns to her ship when she is wrongly told that Pepe is killed. This forces Pepe into the open and he's arrested. He begs for one last look Hedy and is killed when he tries to escape. Item #OC0002
Award Nominations: Best Actor Charles Boyer, 1938 Academy; Best Art Direction 1938 Academy; Best Cinematography 1938 Academy; Best Supporting Actor: Gene Lockhart, 1938 Academy; Best Direction 1938 New York Film Critics Circle Award

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Angel on My Shoulder - 1946 - 101 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Anne Baxter, George Cleveland, Jonathan Hale, Kurt Katch, Paul Muni, Claude Rains, Lee Shumway, Ben Welden - Directed by Archie Mayo
3 Stars - Comedy Drama - Paul Muni as a gangster who winds up in Hell after he's murdered and keeps trying to bust out. The devil Nick (Claude Rains) makes a deal with him - there's an honest judge on Earth who's been sending too many unwanted souls to Hell and the devil wants to change that. Muni takes over the judge's body and begins performing bad deeds on the expectation of being set free as his part of the bargin. Upon becoming the judge, Muni finds that he can't go along with the deal and falls in love with the judge's fiance played by Anne Baxter, so decides to get out. Item #OC0071

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Anna Karenina - 1948 - 112 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Keiron Moore, Ralph Richardson - Directed by Julien Divivier
3 Stars - Romance, Drama - Vivien Leigh as Anna Karenina, a 19th-century Russian lady married to Czarist official Ralph Richardson, is swept off her feet by handsome young military officer played by Kieron Moore. The scandal ruins Anna's status in society. Her husband refuses to give Anna a divorce and will not let her visit their son. In utter despair, she throws herself in front of an oncoming train. An adaptation of a novel by Leo Tolstoy. Item #OC0028

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Back Door to Heaven - 86 minutes - 1939 - B&W *** Available Now ***
Starring: Hugh Cameron, Stu Erwin, Wallace Ford, Van Heflin, Jane Seymour - Directed by William Howard
4½ Stars - Drama, Film Noir - Wallace Ford play a tough drifter haunted by his time in a reform school. Ford and his Stu Erwin, a friend the from reform school, try to go on the straight and narrow but they get mixed up in a robbery, and a man is killed. Though not responsible for the murder, Ford winds up in the death house. He manages to escapet in time for his grammar school class reunion, presided over by teacher Aline MacMahon, the only person who ever treated him with kindness and understanding. Item #OC0003

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Beat The Devil - 1953 - 89 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre, Robert Morley - Directed by John Huston
3 Stars - Action Thriller - Humphrey Bogart as an daredevil adventurer trying to smuggle uranium out of East Africa. His cronies are con men Robert Morley and Peter Lorre, whose supposed wartime record is in serious question. They end up facing a firing squad, but the sly Bogart saves their necks by promising to introduce the police chief to Rita Hayworth. Screenplay by Truman Capote. Item #OC0029

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Bells of Rosarita - 1945 - 68 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Donald Barry, Sunset Carson, William "Wild Bill" Elliott, Dale Evans, Gabby Hayes, Allan Lane, Bob Livingston, Janet Martin, The Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Rogers, Grant Withers - Directed by Frank McDonald
2½ Stars - Action/Adventure - Roy Rogers saves Dale Evans from being cheated out of an inheritance by her recently deceased father's partner Grant Withers. Item #OC0065

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Big Trees, The - 1952 - 89 minutes - Color * Coming Soon *
Starring: Kirk Douglas, Alan Hale Jr., Eve Miller, Patricia Wymore - Directed by Felix Feist
2½ Stars - Drama - Kirk Douglas as a ruthless lumberjack who wants to steal land owned by a religious sect. His greed is subdued when he falls for Eve Miller. Item #OC0030

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Black Fox, The - 1962 - 88 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Narrated by Marlene Dietrich - Directed by Clyde Stouman
4 Stars - Documentary - The rise and fall of the Third Reich. Actual scenes of Adolph Hitler, the war and the atrocities he incited. A dark contrast between Hitler and Reynard the Fox, a medieval folk-fable. Item #OC0076
Award Nominations: Best Documentary Feature (win) 1962 Academy

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Blake of Scotland Yard - 72 minutes - 1936 - B&W *** Available Now ***
Starring: Joan Barclay, Ralph Byrd, Lloyd Hughes, Dick Jones, Herbert Rawlinson - Directed by Robert Hill
3 Stars - Drama, Mystery - Herbert Rawlinson as Scotland Yard inspector Sir James Blake, has financed a death ray designed by young inventor Ralph Byrd. The ray will be a benefit to society as long as it doesn't fall into the wrong hands, the hands of "The Scorpion", a mysterious criminal in conspiracy with a greedy weapons dealer. Item #OC0004

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Borrowers, The - 1973 - 78 minutes - Color * Coming Soon *
Starring: Eddie Albert, Judith Anderson, Tammy Grimes, Barnard Hughes, Dennis Larson, Karen Pearson, Beatrice Straight - Directed by Walter C. Miller
4 Stars - Children's Fantasy, Made for TV - Dennis Larson as an 8 year old boy who lives in Victorian England. While exploring his aunt's mansion, he peeks under the floorboards and dicovers a family of tiny people, who survive by "borrowing" things from the big people. Item #OC0086

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Brighton Rock - 1947 - 91 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, George Carney, Charles Goldner, William Hartnell, Carol Marsh, Reginald Purdell, Constance Smith, Nigel Stock, Alan Wheatley, Harcourt Williams - Directed by John Boulting
4 Stars - Film Noir Mystery - Richard Attenborough as Pinkie Brown, ruthless gangster boss. He kills a man in a racetrack robbery, then convinces an attractive waitress, played by Carol Marsh, to give him with an alibi. In return, he marries her and after the wedding, he tries to manipulate her into her committing suicide. Item #OC0087

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Call of the Wild - 1972 - 105 minutes - Color * Coming Soon *
Starring: George Eastman, Charlton Heston, Michele Mercier - Directed by Ken Annakin
2 Stars - Adventure Drama - A tale about the friendship between a gold prospector and a sled dog in Alaska. Animal lifestyle and survival in the wilderness in an adventure filled with danger. Based on a story by Jack London. Item #OC0043

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Charade - 1963 - 113 minutes - Color * Coming Soon *
Starring: James Coburn, Ned Glass, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, George Kennedy, Walter Matthau - Directed by Stanley Donen
5 Stars - Comedy Thriller, Romance Mystery - Audrey Hepburn as Reggie returns from an Alpine ski vacation to find her husband has been murdered. Cary Grant, who she had met at the ski resort, offers help. Her friend and US agent, played by Walter Matthau, tells her that husband stole $250,000 during the war. She grows suspicious of both men and attempts to unravel the mystery. Item #OC0031
Award Nominations: Best Song Henry Mancini 1963 Academy; Best Song Johnny Mercer 1963 Academy; Best Screenplay 1963 EAP; Best British Actress (win) Audrey Hepburn 1964 British Academy Awards

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Code of Scotland Yard - 1947 - 92 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Diana Dors, Derek Farr, Kenneth Griffith, Irene Handl, Kathleen Harrison, Oscar Homolka, Garry Marsh, Muriel Pavlow, Johnnie Schofield, Manning Whiley - Directed by George King
4 Stars - Film Noir, Mystery - Oscar Homolka plays an antique dealer who supports a lavish lifestyle by dealing in stolen goods. His daughter, played by Muriel Pavlow, is an aspiring musician and is the only person he truly cares about. Her future is threatened by a blackmailer, played by Kenneth Griffith, and Homolka sets about protecting her by getting rid him. Based on a London stage play by Edward Percy. Item #OC0093

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Cyrano De Bergerac - 92 minutes - 1950 - B&W *** Available Now ***
Starring: Morris Carnovsky, José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Elena Verdugo - Directed by Michael Gordon
4 Stars - Drama, Romance, Tragedy - Jose Ferrer as Cyrano, a 17th-century French cavalier, poet and swordsman whose conspicuous nose has caused many duels. He falls in love with Roxanne (Mala Powers), but he believes that she'd never return the love. Roxanne is also sought after and loved by the dashing Christian (William Prince). Cyrano offers to help Christian win Roxanne by coaching him for his midnight courtships and helping him compose glowing love letters. Years later, Cyrano's deception is exposed and he dies happily in the arms of his beloved Roxanne, who realizes too late that she has loved Cyrano all the time. Item #OC0005
Awards: Best Actor, Jose Ferrer, 1950 Academy Winner; Best Actor 1951 Golden Globe Winner

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D.O.A. - 1949 - 83 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Neville Brand, Pamela Britton, William Ching, Beverly Garland, Edmund O'Brien - Directed by Rudolph Mate
4 Stars - Film Noir, Mystery Romance - This classic begins with the most classic of lines "I want to report a murder, mine." While on vacation, Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien) is the victim of a deadly poison. A doctor tells him that he only has a few hours to live, so goes back over his movements of the last 24 hours, ijn and attempt to identify his murdered. His secretary Paula (Pamela Britton), helps him trace a shipment of poison which leads to a gang of vicious criminals. Item #OC0061

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David Copperfield - 1970 - 117 minutes - Color *** Available Now ***
Starring: Richard Attenborough, Isobel Black, Edith Evans, Laurence Olivier, Robin Phillips, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, George Woodbridge - Directed by Delbert Mann
2½ Stars - Adventure, Drama - After the death of his mother, young David is abused by his mean stepfather. He's forced to work in his stepfather's factory. David's life takes a turn for the better when he meets up with indebted Mr. Micawber. David is welcomed into Micawber's large and loving family. Micawber is then sentenced to debtor's prison. David, played by Robin Phillips, relates the story in vivid flashbacks. From the book by Charles Dickens. Item #OC0006

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Dear Mr. Wonderful [Ruby's Dream] - 1982 - 100 minutes - Color * Coming Soon *
Starring: Ben Dova, Evan Handler, Paul Herman, Karen Ludwig, Ronald Maccone, Tony Martin, Ed O'Ross, Joe Pesci, Moishe Rosenfeld, Frank Vincent - Directed by Peter Lilienthal
4 Stars - Comedy, Drama - Joe Pesci as a Jewish bowling alley, nightclub manager in New Jersey. He becomes sure that he's ready to hit the big time in Las Vegas and proceeds to act like a big shot. Item #OC0094

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Demi Paradise, The - 1943 - 115 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: George Cole, Marjorie Fielding, Brian Nissen, Laurence Olivier, Margaret Rutherford, Michael Shepley, George Street, Penelope Dudley Ward, Margaret Withers - Directed by Anthony Asquith
4 Stars - Comedy, Romance, War - Laurence Olivier as a Russian inventor who travels to England to promote a new propeller and becomes soured by English customs and manners because no one in 1939 England trusts a foreigner. Soon Russia and England become allies against the Nazis andOlivier is welcomed with open arms. Penelope Dudley Ward, his suspicious landlady, falls in love with him. Item #OC0077

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Divorce Hers - 74 minutes - 1973 - Color *** Available Now ***
Starring: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Drama, Made for TV movie - Elizabeth Taylor as the wife who thinks that her husband is more interested in his business than his family. We see the doubts and fears, some real, some not, that are apparent in many marriages. Set in Rome. Item #OC0007

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Divorce His - 74 minutes - 1973 - Color *** Available Now ***
Starring: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Same as above with the focus on the man's point of view. As usual, both actors give their trademarked fine performances.Item #OC0008

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Don Quixote - 1935 - 73 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Genica Anet, Oscar Asche, Feodor Chaliapin, Emily Fitzroy, Sidney Fox, Miles Mander, Wally Patch, George Robey, Lydia Sherwood, Frank Stanmore, Renee Valliers - Directed by G.W. Pabst
4½ Stars - Romantic Adventure - Cervantes' "Knight of the Woeful Countenance", Don Quixote, an old, confused Spanish gentleman so devoted to stories of long-ago chivalry that he decides to relive those bygone days. He rides off with his faithful squire Sancho Panza (George Robey), to pursue the portly Renee Valliers as his lady fair "Dulcinea". Sancho saves Quixote from killing himself, but cannot stop Quixote from going home with a broken heart. Item #OC0078

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Entertainer, The - 1960 - 97 minutes - B&W *** Available Now ***
Starring: Alan Bates, Brenda de Banzie, Shirley Ann Field, Albert Finney, Thora Hird, Roger Livesey, Daniel Massey, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright - Directed by Tony Richardson
4½ Stars - Drama, Tragedy- Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice. The son of a legendary music hall comedian. He's has no talent, but that doesn't stop him. Archie convinces his father to finance one last show; he cheats on his alcoholic wife; and he forces one of his sons to run off to join the army. Joan Plowright palys Archie's daughter, whose love for her father blinds her to his flaws. An adaptation of a play by John Osborne.Item #OC0009
Award Nominations: Best Actor - Laurence Olivier, 1960 Academy Awards; Best Actor - Laurence Olivier, 1960 New York Film Critics Circle Award

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Farewell to Arms, A - 1932 - 79 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Jack LaRue, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Philips - Directed by Frank Borzage
4 Stars - War Drama, Romance - Gary Cooper as Lt. Frederick Henry, a WW I officer who falls in love with a Red Cross nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes), an English woman. Henry's friend, Major Rinaldi, is jealous and tries to have Catherine transferred. Henry gets wounded in battle and finds himself in the hospital where Catherine works. They resume their affair, just before Henry goes back into battle. As the Armistice nears, Henry makes his way to Switzerland, with the hope of finding Catherine. He locates her in the hospital having delivered a stillborn child and near death. Based on a novel by Ernest Hemingway. Item #OC0032
Award Nominations: Best Art Direction 1932-33 Academy; Best Cinematography (win) Charles B. Lang 1932-33 Academy; Best Picture 1932-33 Academy; Best Sound 1932-33 Academy; 10 Best Films (win) 1932 Film Daily; 10 Best Films (win) 1932 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures

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Father's Little Dividend - 1951 - 81 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor, Spencer Tracy - Directed by Vincent Minnelli
3 Stars - Comedy - Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett as Stanley and Ellie Banks, the parents of newlywed Kay Dunstan (Elizabeth Taylor). As the grandfather, Stanley must contend with the little bundle of joy, who screams whenever Grandpa comes near him. Stanley loses the baby during an outing to the park and things become quite hectic and hilarious. Item #OC0033
Awards: Competing Film Vincente Minnelli 1951 Berlin International Film Festival

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Fear in the Night - 1947 - 72 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Gladys Blake, Jack Collins, Ann Doran, Leander de Cordova, Chris Drake, Stanley Farrar, Julia Faye, John Harmon, Michael Harvey, Dick Keane, Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Kay Scott, Joey Ray, Charles Victor, Janet Warren, Jeff York - Directed by Maxwell Shane
4 Stars - Crime Thriller - DeForest Kelley has a nightmare and dreams that he commits murder. When he wakes up, he discovers evidence that indicates his dream wasn't a dream. Detective Paul Kelly agrees to investigate and figures out that the nightmare was a devious scheme of Dick Keane, a hypnotist. Based on a short story by Cornell Woolrich. Item #OC0066

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Front Page, The - 1931 - 101 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Mary Brian, Mae Clarke, Effie Ellsler, James Gordon, Spencer Charters, Frederic Howard, Adolphe Menjou, Frank McHugh, Matt Moore, Pat O'Brien, George Stone, Slim Summerville, Phil Tead, Dorothea Wolbert - Directed by Lewis Milestone
4½ Stars - Comedy Drama - Adolphe Menjou as bombastic Chicago newspaper editor Walter Burns, and Pat O'Brien as his star reporter Hildy Johnson. Hildy agrees to cover one last story before he retires - the execution of wrongly convicted cop killer Earl Williams (George Stone) who manages to escape. Johnson hides him in the prison pressroom. Burns smells a scoop and wants Williams kept hidden until they can get an interview. Burns does everything he can to keep Johnson on the scene. Item #OC0079
Award Nominations: Best Actor Adolphe Menjou Academy; Best Director 1930-31 Academy; Best Picture 1930-31 Academy; 10 Best Films (win) 1931 Film Daily; 10 Best Films1931 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures

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Gaslight - 1940 - 78 minutes - Color * Coming Soon *
Starring: Darrnora Ballet, Jack Barty, Cathleen Cordell, Jimmy Hanley, Mary Hinton, Robert Newton, Frank Pettingell, Minnie Rayner, Anton Walbrook, Marie Wright, Diana Wynyard - Directed by Thorold Dickinson
4½ Stars - Literary Crime Thriller - Anton Walbrook maneuvers his way into a large Victorian mansion owned by a naive young mistress (Diana Wynyard). He's after some jewels that he stole from the prior owner and then murdered her.An adaptation of Patrick Hamilton's play Angel Street. Item #OC0067

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Gold Rush - 1925 - 81 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Tom Murray, Mack Swain - Written, Produced and Directed By Charlie Chaplin
5 Stars - Slapstick Comedy, Silent - We find Charlie sharing a cabin in the wilderness with two nasty prospectors, Big Jim McClain (Mack Swain) and Black Larsen (Tom Murray) during the 1898 Yukon gold rush. Big Jim not really a bad guy, however Larsen's a murdering crook. Charlie has a romantic fling with Georgia (Georgia Hale). He also hits pay dirt and gets into several outrageous predicaments. Classic Chaplin and one of the truly classic silent films. Item #OC0047
Awards: One of America's Greatest Movies - American Film Institute 1998

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Grand Illusion - 1937 - 115 minutes - B&W * Coming Soon *
Starring: Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay - Directed by Jean Renoir
5 Stars - War Drama - In World War I, a group of French prisoners of war attempt to escape from a German prison camp. Both the prisoners and their captors try to stick to an out dated set of gallant rules of war, that are hard to accept. Considered by many to be one of the finest films ever made. Item #OC0048
Award Nominations: Best Artistic Ensemble (win) Venice Film Festival; Best Picture 1938 Academy; 5 Best Films 1938 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures; Best Foreign Film (win) 1938 New York Film Critics Circle Award

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