This adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel follows the rise and fall of three starlets who succumb to the lure of prescription pills.
Lured by their dreams of fame and fortune, three ambitious young women enter the world of show business and discover how easy it is to sink into a celebrity nightmare of ego, alcohol and 'pills' - the beloved "dolls." A prim New Englander (Barbara Parkins) unexpectedly skyrockets from her job as secretary in a talent agency to a glamorous TV model. A determined singer (Patty Duke) finds that Hollywood success can also spell self-destruction. And a beautiful sex symbol (Sharon Tate) is torn between the money commands and the shame of feeling exploited. Based on Jacqueline Susann's phenomenal best-seller about the underside of Hollywood, this fascinating melodrama was once seen as a shocking behind-the-scenes look at how show business creates instant stars, destroys romances and changes personalities forever.
Based on Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel of the same name, VALLEY OF THE DOLLS details the perils of the struggle for -- and attainment of -- fame by following the paths of three female acquaintances in New York City.
Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel comes to life as three women pursue the Hollywood dream of fame and fortune, only to find themselves caught in a web of alcohol and drugs.
Jay North (TV's "Dennis the Menace") plays a youngster who, not having the heart to let the animals endure the local zoo's rundown conditions, sets them free.
It's 13 times the thrills, 13 times the fun, 13 times the screams! It's 13 GHOSTS, a ghoulish fright-fest from producer-director William Castle. When an eccentric uncle wills a huge, ramshackle house to Cyrus (Donald Woods) and his impoverished family, they get the shock of a lifetime. Their new residence comes complete with a spooky housekeeper, Elaine (Margaret Hamilton), plus a fortune in buried treasure and 12 horrifying ghosts. As the terrified family soon discovers, these haunting ectoplasms include a decapitated man, a wailing lady and a flaming skeleton who are held captive in the eerie house and must find an unlucky 13th to free them! Who'll be the final victim of these ghostly shenanigans? See for yourself if you dare!
A family inherits an elegant steel-and-glass mansion from a deceased relative. The catch is that along with the house comes a slew of ghosts that can be seen only through special goggles.
When an eccentric uncle wills a house to Cyrus and his impoverished family, they get the shock of a lifetime. Their residence comes with a spooky housekeeper, Elaine, plus a fortune in buried treasure and 12 horrifying ghosts. As the terrified family soon discovers, these haunting ectoplasms include a decapitated man, a wailing lady and a flaming skeleton who are held captive in the eerie house and must find an unlucky 13th to free them! Who'll be the final victim of these ghostly shenanigans?
Two neighbors become locked in a battle of wits and appetites when one, a chef, tries to ensnare the other, an anorexic, with her culinary wiles.
Amy (Heather Graham), a vivacious and beautiful gourmet chef, uses food as a tool to dominate, be desired and control intimacy. In stark contrast to Amy, her introverted neighbor Saffron (Carrie-Anne Moss) is a former child star who is sad, lonely and unable to experience intimacy. Amy senses the vulnerability of Saffron and uses her prowess in the kitchen to psychologically and sexually dominate her through their shared connection with food, eating disorders and sex. In a battle of wills, one woman overflows with illusions and fearlessly faces life while the other withdraws from everything and fearlessly faces death.
Compulsion, a deeply moving psychological courtroom drama, is one of several re-tellings of the infamous 1924 Leopold and Loeb killings. Artie Straus is the sadistic leader of the duo, and Judd Steiner is Straus' introverted counterpart. Both boys -- gay lovers -- are the products of affluent, privileged upbringings, and both consider themselves above conventional structures of morality. Exercising their overwhelming feelings of superiority, the two students decide to kill a young boy. Rather than repenting for their crime, Steiner and Straus then set out to further the experiment by lending aid to the authorities. Inevitably, the duo is captured and prosecuted for the murder. Defense attorney Jonathan Wilk steps in and attempts to save the boys from execution, despite never receiving any explanation from the young culprits of their crime.
The lives of two female neighbors intersect when their individual obsessions with sex begin to unravel.
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