A disillusioned World War II veteran decides to take action when the Florida resort he's staying at is taken over by mobsters during a hurricane.
Birth movie trailer - starring Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Danny Huston, Arliss Howard, Cameron Bright, Alison Elliott. Directed by Jonathan Glazer. Theatrical Release Date: 10/29/2004
Classic film noir doesn't get much darker than this sordid tale of betrayal, blackmail, intimidation and murder. Nor are you likely to find a more impressive cast in a noir feature than the one assembled here, and available here for the first time ever in High Definition Blu-Ray. Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) is an heiress-turned-successful businesswoman. Sadly, she's spent much of her life bearing the burden of a horrific childhood event involving the rich, domineering aunt (Judith Anderson) who raised her, while subsequently enduring an unhappy marriage to Walter (Kirk Douglas), the local District Attorney. But everything could change for this power couple when her childhood sweetheart Sam (Van Heflin), now a drifter, shows up back in town one fateful night alongside new girlfriend Toni (Lizabeth Scott). Uncharacteristic for the noir genre, which typically featured B-movie production and B-level casts, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers was a comfortably-financed project with an adept collection of actors and an established director (but none the lighter on plot or cinematography). It is also the first-ever film role for actor Kirk Douglas. He was recommended for the job by none other than Lauren Bacall (who he knew from acting school) and delivers an intriguing performance as the sorry husband. Director Lewis Milestone, meanwhile, was no stranger to award-winning work, having previously won Oscars for Two Arabian Knights (1927) and All Quiet On The Western Front (1930). He would also go on to direct the original Oceans Eleven (1960). Film buffs will also want to keep an eye out for an un-credited cameo by a young Blake Edwards, who appears as a sailor hitching a ride with Sam!
An unjustly convicted prison escapee gets plastic surgery before he and his girlfriend go in search of his wife's real killer. Wonderful cast redeem unrealistic script!
A young widow meets a ten year old boy with a crush on her - he claims to be the reincarnation of her dead husband, and his appearance causes her to question all her life decisions in this spooky story.
No one represented the glamour, style, and excess of the 70's quite like Halston and, in the documentary, ULTRASUEDE: IN SEARCH OF HALSTON, filmmaker Whitney Sudler-Smith takes us on a fabulous fun-and-fact filled journey through the legendary designer's life and times. Using a cheekily playful interview style that befits an era in which frivolity was serious business, Sudler-Smith romps through the past Zelig-like, looking like a member of the inner circle, while chatting with a stellar cast of Halston's close friends, colleagues, and assorted cultural commentators about this iconic figure.
Halston was America's first celebrity designer, and his circle of clients included the most talked- about women of the world, including Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger, Betty Ford and Lauren Bacall. At the height of his fame in the '70s he truly was the emperor, not only of fashion, but of style, putting his name and distinctive aesthetic on everything from sunglasses and shoes to a phenomenally successful line of fragrances. Halston was also emperor of another world--New York City nightlife--and the storied Studio 54 was where he held court. Every night was a party, full of dancing, drinking, and drug taking, but by day he transformed the way American women looked and lived.
At his pinnacle, Halston sold his business for a fortune, but wealth couldn't protect him from the loss of control he experienced both professionally and personally. Unable to use the very name he had turned into a global brand, he dropped out of sight, and his death from AIDS a few years later was final evidence that the era he came to define had ended.
This critically acclaimed Oscar-Nominated documentary focuses on Al Hirschfeld, the beloved illustrator, whose New York times drawings have brought to life the stars of stage and screen for more than 70 years.
A rich Texas oil family is torn apart by lust and greed. "Dallas" was never this melodramatic!
Ira J. Finkelstein loves Christmas. His dreams are filled with reindeer and sleigh rides. The problem? Ira's Jewish. So the 11 year old hatches a plan to get the Christmas of his dreams. Available on VOD November 2nd.
Three fashion models use a Manhattan penthouse apartment as their HQ in their mission to meet wealthy men. Very funny ensemble comedy!
Bacall made her film debut in this adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel of a fishing boat captain's involvement with the resistance movement in 1940 Martinique. Colorized version available.
Dogville movie trailer - starring James Caan, Patricia Clarkson, Ben Gazzara, Jeremy Davies, Blair Brown, Philip Baker Hall. Directed by Lars von Trier. Genre: Drama
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The Walker movie trailer - starring Willem Dafoe, Woody Harrelson, Ned Beatty, Lauren Bacall, Lily Tomlin, Kristin Scott-Thomas. Directed by Paul Schrader. Theatrical Release Date: 12/7/2007
Marie (a..k.a. 'Slim,' Lauren Bacall) and Crickett (Hoagy Carmichael) duet on 'Am I Blue?' by Harry Akes and Grant Clarke, in Howard Hawks' To Have And Have Not (1945).
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