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Movies (fiction) by Region: United States 1950s

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

United States 1950s DVDs

12 angry men 1985 , 1957

Sidney Lumet

A teenager is accused of killing his father. Eleven people on jury vote him guilty. The twelfth, convinced of his innocence, attempts to have them reconsider their decision. 1 videocassette (VHS) (100 min.)

MEDIA     MEDIA 2-221          10-1364

 

12 angry men 2008, 1997

One man's doubt about the guilt of the accused in a murder trial begins to expose the prejudices and disturb the complacency of his fellow jurymen. The claustrophobic setting and apt casting achieve a satisfying balance between contrivance and credibility. 1 videodisc (112 min.)

MEDIA 10-4108

 

20 million miles to earth 2005, 2002, 1957

A spaceship returns to earth from Venus, bringing a sample of the local life form to study. The animal escapes, and is pursued by the locals and the military. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-4432

 

Ace in the hole 1951/2007

Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman, Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal, Frank Jaquet, Annie Tresgot, Molly Haskell, Guy Maddin, Paramount Pictures Corporation, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

An early look at the impact of mass media in the public arena, featuring the story of a cynical and manipulative journalist. 2 videodiscs (111 min.)

MEDIA 10-1102

 

Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest 2010, 1959

A Madison Avenue ad executive is mistaken for a spy by foreign agents, and goes on the run across the United States. 1 videodisc (136 min.)

MEDIA 10-4333

 

Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a train c2004, 1951

Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train. 2 videodiscs (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-4055

 

All about Eve c2008, 1950

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington moves relentlessly towards her goal: taking the reins of power from the great actress Margo Channing. The cunning Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critics see through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit. 2 videodiscs (138 min.)

MEDIA 10-4615

 

All that heaven allows c2001

Peg Fenwick, Ross Hunter, Douglas Sirk, Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Edna Lee, Harry Lee, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Universal-International (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Cary Scott, an attractive and wealthy New England widow, creates a social outcry in her community and within her family when she becomes romantically involved with Ron Kirby, her much younger gardener. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-454

 

An American in Paris 2008, 1951

Arthur Freed, Alan Jay Lerner, Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, Nina Foch, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin , Loew's Incorporated, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Jerry Mulligan is an ex-G.I. and a struggling American painter in Paris. He is 'discovered' by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry's art. Jerry in turn falls for Lise, a young French girl already engaged to a cabaret singer. Jerry jokes, sings and dances with his best friend, an acerbic would-be concert pianist. Romance between Jerry and Lise becomes complicated. 1 videodisc (114 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3327

 

Anatomy of a murder 2000

Otto Preminger, Wendell Mayes, James Stewart, Lee Remick,  Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, George C Scott, Joseph N Welch, Columbia Pictures Corporation, and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

A courtoom drama of premeditated murder as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his beautiful wife. 1 videodisc (160 min.)

MEDIA 10-474

 

Annie get your gun 2000, 1950

Sidney Sheldon, Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields, Arthur Freed, George Sidney, Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn, Judy Garland, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew's Incorporated, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Turner Entertainment Co

Frank Butler, handsome star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, bags clay pigeons and ladies' hearts. He's the best marksman in the world--until a backwoods hoyden challenges him. Her name? Annie Oakley . 1 videodisc (107 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3078

 

Bad day at Black Rock 2005, 1955

A one-armed stranger arrives in a tiny desert town, the locals possessing a dark past they want to keep secret, by any means necessary. 1 videodisc (81 min.)

MEDIA 10-4938

 

Battle Hymn c2004

Douglas Sirk, Rock Hudson, Martha Hyer, Dan Duryea, Universal-International (Firm), and Universal Pictures (Firm)

As a WWII fighter pilot Colonel Dean Hess accidentally bombed a German orphanage, killing thirty-seven children. After entering the ministry to atone for the tragedy, Hess eventually rejoins the Air Force to train pilots in South Korea, while devoting his spare time to building a shelter for orphans. But now, to protect these children in a territory fraught with danger, he must fight ... and face the past once again!"--Container. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-467

 

Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the lion 2010, 1952

Gabriel Pascal, Chester Erskine, Bernard Shaw, Ken Englund, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Robert Newton, Maurice Evans, Alan Young, Elsa Lanchester, Reginald Gardiner, Gene Lockhart, Noel Willman, Friedrich Hollaender, RKO Radio Pictures, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A Christian slave pulls a thorn from a lion's paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of this kind act. 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2557

 

The Bigamist 199-?, 1953

Collier Young, Ida Lupino, Joan Fontaine, Edmund Gwenn, Edmond O'Brien, Larry Marcus, and Lou Schor

A traveling salesman from San Francisco marries another woman in Los Angeles, without revealing to her that he was already married. 1 videocassette (ca. 80 min.)

MEDIA 2-2658 10-2394

 

Bigger than life 1956, c2010

Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum, Joe MacDonald , James Mason, Nicholas Ray, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert Simon, Christopher Olsen, Roland Winters, Rusty Lane, Rachel Stephens, Kipp Hamilton, David Raksin, Lionel Newman, Lyle Wheeler, Jack Martin Smith, Walter M Scott, Stuart Reiss, Louis R Loeffler, Charles Le Maire, Mary Wills, Edward B Powell, Berton Rouechae, Geoff Andrew, Jonathan Lethem, Susan Ray, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-2016

 

Bitter victory c2005, 1958

Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin, Sean Kelly, Christopher Lee, René Hardy, Nicholas Ray, Gavin Lambert, Columbia Pictures, and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

Captain Leith and Major Brand are a pair of British Army officers assigned to execute a daring commando raid on the Libyan stronghold of General Rommel.  Once the mission is underway, Leith must save the day when Brand's cowardice is revealed, thus putting the mission and the lives of the men in jeopardy.  As they struggle through the wastes of the Sahara we learn who will live, who will die and what is the price of glory. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-466

 

Buchanan rides alone c2008, 1958

Scott finds himself in an incredibly corrupt border town and ends up in the middle of a blood feud between two families -- neither of which trusts him. 1 videodisc (ca. 79 min.)

MEDIA 10-4920

 

The candidate c2013

The Candidate: A salacious political satire involving the sexcapades of an up and coming politician. Johnny Gunman: Set over the course of one night in New York, a lost late period noir following a tense battle between two mob boss hopefuls. 1 videodisc (151 min.)

MEDIA 10-5221

 

Carrie 1952, c2005

William Wyler, Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert, Paramount Pictures Corporation, and Paramount Home Video (Firm)

A powerhouse of human passions transformed into soul-withering frailties, as love-doomed George Hurstwood throws everything away for the love of Carrie. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-562

 

Cinderella 2012, 1950

Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand, Cinderella's rags are magically turned into a glorious gown, and off she goes to the Royal Ball. But when the clock strikes midnight, the spell is broken, leaving only a single glass slipper, the only key to the ultimate fairy-tale ending! Bonus features included. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-4753

 

Clash by night  2005, 1952

A party girl decides she has had enough of the wild lifestyle and returns to her childhood home, where she finds security with a new husband but soon finds herself in an affair with his best friend. 1 videodisc (105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3832

 

Come back, little Sheba 2004, 1952

Ketti Frings, Hal B Wallis, Daniel Mann, Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel, Philip Ober, and Paramount Pictures Corporation

Lola Delaney is a vulgar, dumpy, less-than-bright "shotgun bride" who is married to recovering alcoholic Doc Delaney. Their unhappy marriage is made even more unhappy when a sexy stranger, Marie, rents a room from Lola. Lola is a tiresome creature who never stops talking, especially about the "imminent" return of her runaway dog Sheba. Doc is having enough trouble staying from the bottle and resigning himself to his marriage without the curvaceous Marie arousing his baser instincts. 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.)

MEDIA 10-464

 

Compulsion 2006, 1959

Chicago, 1924. Two young men, one bossy and intimidating, the other sensitive and introverted, thought their superior intellect would enable them to pull off "The perfect crime." The result is a sensational case with defense attorney Jonathan Wilk putting capital punishment itself on trial. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-4617

 

Crashout c2013, 1955

Six ruthless convicts break out of prison and frantically try to avoid an extensive manhunt. Once the coast is clear, the gang sets out on a long and dangerous journey by foot, train, and car to retrieve bank loot. After barely surviving two deadly incidents, the men take refuge in a farmhouse as the action reaches a fever pitch. Ironically, the men start to realize that it's not the law that they need to worry about, but each other. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-4721

 

"Damn Yankees"  2004, 1958

George Abbott, Stanley Donen, Jerry Ross, Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown, Shannon Bolin, Nathaniel Frey, Jimmie Komack, Rae Allen, Robert K Shafer, Jean Stapleton, Albert Linville, Frederick Brisson, Robert E Griffith, Harold Prince, Richard Adler, Douglass Wallop, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967) , and Warner Home Video (Firm)

What if you could help your favorite team win the pennant? And what if you got to be the star of that team? For lifelong Washington Senators fan Joe Boyd that dream comes true when after seeing his team lose yet again, he rashly declares that he would sell his soul to the devil to see his team beat the Yankees. The Devil goes by Mr. Applegate now, and he agrees that Joe--a one-time baseball standout--will play for the Senators and help them reach the promised land. But Joe persuades Applegate to give him an escape clause, should he dislike his new identity. Applegate declares that he can back out at any time before the last game of the season--if he plays in the final game, he'll belong to the Devil. Featuring members of the original Broadway cast (Tab Hunter was not in the original cast). 1 videodisc (111 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3072

 

The day the Earth stood still c2009, 1951, 2008

Governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind a visitor's appearance. Dr. Helen Benson is a renowned scientist who finds herself face-to-face with an alien called Klaatu. Klaatu has traveled across the universe to warn of an impending global crisis. She quickly discovers the deadly ramifications of Klaatu's claim that he is a 'friend to the Earth.' Now, she and her yourng stepson must find a way to convince the entity who was sent to destroy humans that mankind is worth saving, but it may be too late. 2 videodiscs (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-4616

 

Decision at sundown 2008, 1957

Bart Allison and his pal Sam have come to Sundown seeking vengeance on Tate Kimbrough, who betrayed Bart's wife. 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-4919

 

The delinquents 1998

Juvenile delinquency drama in which a respectable neighborhood kid gets caught with a gang while trying to sustain a relationship with his girlfriend whose parents consider her too young to date him. 1 videodisc (72 min.)

MEDIA 10-5409

 

Desk set 2004, 1957

A classic Hepburn-Tracy romance, about the head of the research department at a TV network and an absent-minded computer genius. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-4256

 

A doll's house  1983?, 1959

Nora, who is dominated first by her father and then by her husband, gradually realizes that her personal independence can only emergerg outside of her present situation. Presents stereotypical models of traditional sexual roles. 1 videocassette (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-4486

 

Earth vs. the flying saucers 2005, 2002, 1956

Earthlings battle alien humanoids for the survival of the planet. A cult classic with extraordinary visual effects. 1 videodisc (83 min.)

MEDIA 10-4431

 

Edge of the city 2009

If you need a job Charlie Malik can find a spot for you in the dockside railyards. All he needs in return is that you show up on time, work hard, and kick back part of your pay. Two New York City longshoremen, Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter, and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader, join forces against a corrupt New York waterfront union official. The two share a bond that cuts across society's black/white divide. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-5563

 

A face in the crowd c2005

Larry Rhodes is a hobo with a powerful personality and a mean streak as wide as the Mississippi River. He is 'discovered' by Marcia Jeffries, who christens him "Lonesome" Rhodes, and makes him the star of her morning radio show, "A Face in the Crowd." Listeners are enthralled by his down-home, folksy charm, and after developing a large following, Rhodes begins a journey to national fame and TV stardom. A powerful business tycoon realizes that he can use Rhodes's popularity to change the course of a national election in his favor--provided that he can keep the star from self-destructing under the weight of his own megalomania, narcissism, and contempt for his audience. Marcia's journey, by contrast, is a long and painful one. From a rather innocent young woman to betrayed loyal ally who recognizes the monster she has helped to create and knows she must destroy, she finally reaches her limit and rejects his emotional blackmail. 1 videodisc (126 min.)

MEDIA 10-4940

 

The far country c2003, 1954

Borden Chase, Aaron Rosenberg, Anthony Mann, James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, John McIntire, Jack Elam, Kathleen Freeman, and Universal Pictures Company

A solid western saga set against the colorful, scenic backdrop of Alaskan mining camps. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-472

 

 A farewell to arms 2008

Charles Vidor, Ben Hecht, David O Selznick , Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Alberto Sordi, Laurence Stallings, Ernest Hemingway, Adam Sexton, Selznick Studios, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Drama about a wounded American ambulance driver who falls in love with his nurse during World War I. 1 videodisc (ca. 152 min.)

MEDIA 10-2117

 

Fear and desire 2012, 1953

A plane carrying four soldiers crashes in a forest behind enemy lines in an unnamed country. Desperate to escape, the group plans to build a raft and travel up the river into allied country. However, they are sidetracked by a local woman who stumbles across them in the woods, and the nearby presence of an enemy general who one member of the group is determined to kill. 1 videodisc (61 min.)

MEDIA 10-4192

 

Forbidden planet 2006, 1956

Leslie Nielsen plays the commander who brings his space cruiser crew, and Robby the Robot, to the green-skied world that's home to Dr. Morbius and his daughter, and to a mysterious terror. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-4613

 

The fountainhead 2006

Henry Blanke, King Vidor, Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Ayn Rand, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

An uncompromising architect refuses to change his designs, and when he discovers the plans for one of his buildings has been changed, he blows up the structure and attempts to defend his actions. 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.)

MEDIA 10-933

 

The furies 2008, 1950

Hal B Wallis, Charles Schnee, Victor Milner, Anthony Mann, Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson, Gilbert Roland, Thomas Gomez, Beulah Bondi, Albert Dekker, John Bromfield, Wallace Ford, Blanche Yurka, Louis Jean Heydt, Frank Ferguson, Charles Evans, Movita, Craig G Kelly, Myrna Dell, Archie Marshek, Edith Head, Franz Waxman, Jim Kitses, Robin Wood, Niven Busch, Paramount Pictures Corporation, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

In 1870s New Mexico Territory, megalomaniacal widowed ranch owner T.C. Jeffords butts heads with his daughter, Vance, a firebrand with serious daddy issues, over her dowry, choice of husband, and finally, ownership of the land itself. 1 videodisc (109 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2561

 

Gentlemen prefer blondes 2001

Sol C Siegel, Howard Hawks, Charles Lederer, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn, Jule Styne, Joseph A Fields, Anita Loos, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

A musical about two showgirls from Little Rock searching for love and marriage aboard a luxury-liner bound for France. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-373

 

Gigi 2008, 1958

Arthur Freed, Vincente Minnelli, Alan Jay Lerner, Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gįbor, Frederick Loewe, Colette, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

A wealthy Gaston finds out he prefers a young Parisian girl to be his wife rather than his mistress. 2 videodiscs (115 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3071

 

The goddess 2011, 1958

John Cromwell, Milton Perlman, Paddy Chayefsky, Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, Steven Hill, Betty Lou Holland, Columbia Pictures Corporation, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Chronicles the life story of a Hollywood sex symbol and the price she pays for fame. 1 videodisc (105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3464

 

Godzilla king of the monsters! c2002, 1956

Terry Morse, Ishir o Honda, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko K?ochi, Akira Takarada, Akihiko Hirata, Genius Entertaiment, Classic Media, Inc, T?oh?o Kabushiki Kaisha, and Sony Music Entertainment, Inc

When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard. 1 videodisc (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-1634

 

Gun crazy 2004, 1950

Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky, Russ Tamblyn, Joseph H Lewis, Maurice King, Frank King, MacKinlay Kantor, Millard Kaufman, King Bros. Productions, and Warner Bros. Entertainment

Classic film noir based on a short story by MacKinlay Kantor. A greedy sideshow sharp-shooter marries an ex-army man, then leads him down the road to crime for easy money. Includes a bank robbery sequence, noted for being filmed in one shot. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3308

 

Guys and dolls  c2005, 1955

Samuel Goldwyn, Joseph L Mankiewicz, Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith, Stubby Kaye, B. S Pully, Regis Toomey, Sheldon Leonard, Dan Dayton, George E Stone , Veda Ann Borg, Kathryn Givney, Cy Feuer, Ernest H Martin, Michael Kidd, Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows, Goldwyn Girls, Samuel Goldwyn, Inc, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Times Square is all a bustle with petty crooks, lazy cops, and especially, gamblers. Gamblers are everywhere, but Nathan Detroit--who maintains the "Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"--Is short the $1000 he needs to secure a site for a fleet of big players coming into town. Nathan's other problem is his burlesque showgirl fiancée, Miss Adelaide. Her fourteen-year long engagement and Nathan's failure to give up the gambling racket as he promised have given her a permanent, psychosomatic cold. When Sky Masterson, with a reputation as a fast and loose bettor, arrives in New York Nathan devises a plan. Nathan bets Sky that Sky won't be able to convince Sergeant Sarah Brown, local Salvation Army Sergeant and goody two shoes extraordinaire, to go to Havana for dinner. Sky only has 24 hours to succeed or sacrifice the cash. What he doesn't count on is losing his heart as well. Thus, the die is cast, the fates engaged, as songs, dance, and old-fashioned gambling good fun ensue. 1 videodisc (149 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3069

 

Horror of Dracula 2010, 1958

Anthony Hinds, Terence Fisher, Jimmy Sangster, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling, Christopher Lee, James Bernard, Bram Stoker, Hammer Film Productions, Warner Bros, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Jonathan Harker travels to Count Dracula's castle to act his librarian. Harker--actually there to try to kill Dracula--is first attacked by Dracula's female companion, then killed by the Count himself. Harker's friend, Dr Van Helsing, arrives to investigate his disappearance and swears to track the vampire down and to kill him by whatever means necessary. Voyaging to London, Dracula pursues Harker's fiancée Lucy and her sister Mina. Mina's husband Arthur Holmwood tries to assist Van Helsing, who doggedly stalks the vampire in hopes of defeating him. 1 videodisc (81 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3102

 

House of bamboo c2005/1955

Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell, Brad Dexter, Sesshu Hayakawa, Harry Kleiner, Buddy Adler, Samuel Fuller, James Ursini, Alain Silver, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Sandy Dawson has assembled a platoon of ex-Army thugs to run pachinko parlors while pulling off bloody heists and armed robbery.  The murder of a friend brings Eddie Spanier into the group, along with his beautiful mistress.  But Spanier's behavior grows treacherous, and his loyalties become questionable, leading to a breathless, murderous conclusion high above the ancient city of Tokyo.--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.)

MEDIA 10-477

 

How to make a monster 2006, 1958

A studio makeup artist goes berserk and turns his creations into zombie-like killers. 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-4428

 

I was a teenage werewolf 1991, 1957

A rebellious teenager is treated by a psychiatrist for his aggression, but the treatment is worse than the "disease." The teen becomes a werewolf and begins a murder spree that makes his past behavior seem like a stroll in the park! 1 videocassette (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-4611

 

It came from beneath the sea 2005, 2003, 1955

Science fiction thriller that pits man and woman against a giant octopus created after an H-bomb explosion. 1 videodisc (79 min.)

MEDIA 10-4430

 

It came from outer space c2002

After discovering that a meteor-like object buried under a landslide is an inhabited space ship from another planet, a young scientist delays an attack by panic-stricken townspeople so that the ship can leave the earth. 1 videodisc (81 min.)

MEDIA 10-5464

 

Johnny Guitar 2012, 1954

Saloon owner Vienna battles the local townspeople headed by Emma, the local sexually repressed, lynch-happy female rancher out to frame her for a string of robberies. Johnny Logan is a guitar-strumming drifter with a dark past who was once in love with Vienna and has been offered a job in her saloon. Nicholas Ray's epic western is considered one of the most original westerns of all time. The women are far tougher than the men and some saw a bizarre allegory for the McCarthy era Red Scare. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-3845 10-3872

 

Kansas raiders The lawless breed 2007, 1950, 1953

Kansas raiders: Outraged by Redleg atrocities, the James and Younger Brothers along with Kit Dalton join Quantrill's Raiders and find themselves participating in even worse war crimes. Lawless breed: After being released from prison, ex-gunfighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation. 1 videodisc (164 min.)

MEDIA 10-4917

 

The killing 1989,1956

Stanley Kubrick, James B Harris, Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jim Thompson, and Lionel White

A straightforward accounting of a racetrack robbery engineered by a group of small-time crooks. 1 videocassette (85 min.)

MEDIA 10-3095    2-3574

 

King Lear 2010

Peter Brook, Fred Rickey, Andrew McCullough, Orson Welles, Natasha Parry, Arnold Moss, Bramwell Fletcher, Margaret Phillips, David J Stewart, Alan Badel, Beatrice Straight,  Alistair Cooke, Virgil Thomson, William Shakespeare, Robert Saudek Associates, Archive of American Television, and E1 Entertainment (Firm)

King Lear of Britain has decided to divide his kingdom into three parts, and to hand over the responsibilities of ruling to his three daughters. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, flatter their father insincerely, and are rewarded. Cordelia, the youngest, sincerely loves her father, but she cannot match her sisters' skill at false adulation. The king takes away her portion of the kingdom, despite the pleadings of some of his most loyal nobles. It is not long before Goneril and Regan reveal their deep ingratitude, and soon the old king finds himself in a confusing and desperate position. 1 videodisc (82 min.)

MEDIA 10-1868

 

Kiss me deadly 2001

Ralph Meeker, Paul Stewart, Albert Dekker, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, Marion Carr, Robert Aldrich, A. I Bezzerides, and Mickey Spillane

A detective gives a ride to a half-naked girl, who is abruptly killed by thugs.  Almost killed himself, the detective tries to solve the murder.  Along the way, he is told to back off by the Feds, a bomb is placed in his car, a friend is killed, and he himself is beaten, drugged, and held hostage. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-117

 

Kiss me Kate 2003, 1953

Dorothy Kingsley, Jack Cummings, George Sidney, Bella Cohen Spewack, Samuel Spewack, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Bobby Van, Tommy Rall, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar, Hermes Pan, Cole Porter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Two squabbling, 20th-century ex-marrieds are cast as squabbling Renaissance romantics in a musical version of The taming of the shrew. On stage they fight it out and backstage they continue to clash. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3070

 

Kiss tomorrow goodbye 2013, 1950

Career criminal Ralph Cotter is a lowlife maniac who doesn't care about anything except his next 'kill'. After violently busting out from prison and murdering his partner, the cold-blooded mobster satisfies a pent-up lust for violence in an unstoppable and vicious crime spree. Dirty cops, Inspector Charles Webber, and Lieutenant John Reese try to strong-arm the fascinating creep, but he turns the table on them and blackmails them with the help of a crooked lawyer, Keith 'Cherokee' Mandon. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-4720

 

Land of the pharaohs 2007, 1955

The Great Pharaoh orders architect Vashtar to build him the highest pyramid in the world as his tomb. 15 years have passed and his treasury is dwindling, so he marries Princess Nellifer, but she is as ruthless as she is beautiful. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-4652

 

The last time I saw Paris 1954, 2003?

Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Richard Brooks, Jack Cummings, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

A tragic love story, set after World War II, about a relationship between an expatriate American writer with a drinking problem and a beautiful and wealthy socialite. Disc characteristics: DVD Region 1. 1 videodisc (NTSC)(116 min.) sd., col. ;

MEDIA 10-2052

 

Laurel & Hardy 2003

Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Hal Roach, Hal Roach Studios, Hallmark Home Entertainment (Firm), Family Home Entertainment (Firm), and Artisan Entertainment (Firm)

Five digitally remastered classics from Hal Roach Studios: Sons Of The Desert (1960), The Music Box (1959), Another Fine Mess (1958), Busy Bodies (1960), and County Hospital (1960). 1 videodisc (170 min.)

MEDIA 10-944

 

Limelight c2003, 1952

Charlie Chaplin, Nigel Bruce, Claire Bloom , Buster Keaton, Celebrated Film Players Corp, MK2 Productions, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Set in 1914 London, the film stars Chaplin as an aging music hall comic who's convinced he can no longer move people to laughter. But he gets a final opportunity to shine when he saves a young, equally desperate ballet dancer from suicide, then guides her to triumph on the stage. 2 videodiscs (132 min.)

MEDIA 10-1343

 

Living it up 2007

"An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York. ". 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)

MEDIA 10-5399

 

Magnificent obsession 1985, 1954

Douglas Sirk, Lloyd C Douglas, Ross Hunter , Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Robert Blees, and  Wells Root

An irresponsible playboy causes the widowhood and blindness of a beautiful woman. After a later encounter with her, he decides to dedicate his life to becoming a surgeon to try to cure her blindness. 1 videocassette (108 min.)

MEDIA 10-2026     2-3483

 

The man from Laramie 1955, 1999

Anthony Mann, William Goetz, Philip Yordan , Frank Burt, James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell, Alex Nicol, Aline MacMahon, and T. T Flynn

A resolute vigilante obsessed with finding the man responsible for his brother's death. Among the suspects are an arrogant cattle baron, his sadistic son, and his ranch foreman.  One explosive confrontation in which Stewart is dragged by a wild horse and shot in the hand at close range is one of movie history's most memorable sequences. 1 videodisc (104 min.)

MEDIA 10-58

 

The man with the golden arm 2008, 1955

In this Hollywood landmark, Frank Sinatra gives a searing, Oscar-nominated performance as an aspiring drummer struggling to break free of his drug habit. 1 videodisc (119 min.)

MEDIA 10-4596

 

Murder is my beat 2013, 1955

Pretty Eden Lane earned herself a one-way ticket to the slammer for the murder of her boyfriend. But the cop escorting Eden to prison has his doubts about her guilt, especially when Eden glances out their train window and claims she sees the dead man, very much alive. 1 videodisc (77 min.)

MEDIA 10-4215

 

Outrage 2011?

A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-5208

 

The pajama game 2005, 1957

George Abbott, Richard Bissell, Stanley Donen, Bob Fosse, Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy, Reta Shaw, Barbara Nichols, George Abbott, Richard Bissell, Richard Bissell, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), First National Pictures, Inc, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

A labor/management dispute at the Sleeptite Pajama Factory is the subject of this musical comedy. Employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a whopping seven-and-a-half cent an hour increase and they won't take no for an answer. Babe Williams is their feisty employee representative but she may have found her match in shop superintendent Sid Sorokin. When the two get together they wind up discussing a whole lot more than job actions! 1 videodisc (101 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3073

 

Pardners 2007

"A rich momma's boy returns west with the son of his murdered father's partner to foil a gang trying to gain control of his family ranch.". 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-5398

 

Paths of glory  2010 +; 1957

During WWI, a French battalion is ordered on a suicide mission that is likely to fail. When it does, the general that planned the mission selects three soldiers from the battalion to be executed for cowardice, and selects their leader as their attorney. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-4945

 

Pete Kelly's blues 2008

A Kansas City singer and his jazz band bow down to pressure from a local gangster and take on the thug's alcoholic girlfriend as a singer. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-5562

 

Pillow talk 2009; 1959

Tells the story of an uptight interior decorator who must share a party line with a laid-back playboy. But the real connection is made when the two meet and he starts wooing her with late-night calls while pretending to be someone else. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-4942

 

Quo vadis 2008, 1951

Sam Zimbalist, John Lee Mahin, S. N Behrman, Sonya Levien, Mervyn LeRoy, Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov, F. X Feeney, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew's Incorporated, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets and falls in love with the devout Christian, Lygia. She doesn't want to have anything to do with the warrior. Though Lygia grew up Roman, and as the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered. Lygia is not happy about this situation, but she falls in love with Marcus anyway. Meanwhile, Nero's atrocities get more outrageous. When he burns Rome and blames the Christians, Marcus goes off to save Lygia and her family. Nero captures them and all other Christians. He decides to make a sport of it by throwing them to the lions. 2 videodiscs (174 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3198

 

Rear window 1954, 1988

Alfred Hitchcock, Cornell Woolrich, James Stewart, Grace, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr, and Thelma Ritter

Stewart, a photographer with a broken leg, is confined to his apartment during a Greenwich Village heat wave. He takes up spying on his neighbors and suspects his neighbor has murdered his wife. 1 videocassette (113 min.)  DVD

DANA            MEDIA 531                   10-91

 

Rebel without a cause 1999

Nicholas Ray, Stewart Stern, David Weisbart, James Dean,  Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus,  Ann Doran, Corey Allen, Dennis Hopper, and Irving Shulman

The teen-aged son of a well-to-do family gets involved in violence when he attempts to win the approval of a gang of high-school hoodlums. 1 videodisc (111 min.)   1 videocassette (147 min.)

MEDIA       DANA 10-63           1079

 

The red badge of courage 2003, 1951

The story of Henry Fleming and his grappling with fear and courage as a Union Army recruit during the Civil War. 1 videodisc (69 min.)

MEDIA 10-4193

 

Red planet Mars 2006

"An American scientist contacts Mars by radio and receives information that Mars is a utopia and that Earth's people can be saved if they return to the worship of God. Revolution sweeps the Earth, including the Soviet union. But there remains doubt about the messages being genuine, as an ex-Nazi claims he was duping the Americans"--Container. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-5092

 

Ride lonesome 2008, 1959

A former sheriff captures a young desperado and waits for his killer-brother to come to the rescue. 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-4921

 

Rio bravo c2007

On one side is an army of gunmen dead-set on springing a murderous cohort from jail. On the other is Sheriff John T. Chance and his two deputies: one a recovering drunkard, the other a crippled codger. Also in their ragtag ranks are an unseasoned, trigger-happy youth and a woman with a past-- and her eye on Chance. 2 videodiscs (141 min.)

MEDIA 10-5031

 

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I 2006, 1955

Darryl Francis Zanuck, Ernest Lehman, Leon Shamroy, Charles Brackett, Walter Lang, Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson, Carlos Rivas, Patrick Adiarte , Alan Mowbray, Geoffrey Toone, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Robbins, Margaret Landon, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

"[B]ased on the true story of Anna Leonowens, an English widow who comes to Bangkok in the 1860s to serve as governess to the many children of the King of Siam ... [T]he King is a magnetic and unforgettable figure. When Anna and the King get to know each other, it is mutual respect -- and the surprising lessons they learn from each other -- that leads to one of the most unusual and spellbinding friendships in musical history."--Container. 2 videodiscs (133 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3076

 

Roman holiday 2002

Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings, William Wyler, Ian McLellan Hunter, and John Dighton

A modern-day princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love. 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-187

 

Screaming skull 2001, 1958

John Hudson, Peggy Webber, Alex Nicol, John Kneubuhl, Madacy Entertainment Group, and Madera Productions

An already anxious wife is terrorized by unexplainable happenings orchestrated by her greedy husband in an attempt to drive her insane. 1 videodisc (68 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3196

 

The searchers 2006, 1956

John Ford, Max Steiner, Frank S Nugent, John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood, Alan Le May, Patrick Wayne, Peter Bogdanovich, Curtis Hanson, John Milius, Martin Scorsese, Nick Redman, Brian Jamieson, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), C.V. Whitney Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and Vineyard Haven Video (Firm)

A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness. 2 videodiscs (119 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3721

 

Separate tables c1958

Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Wendy Hiller, Gladys Cooper, Cathleen Nesbitt, Felix Aylmer, Rod Taylor, Audrey Dalton, Delbert Mann, Harold Hecht, John Gay, Terence Rattigan, United Artists Corporation, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Explores the separate and interwoven dreams of a number of eccentric and lonely people in a rather gloomy, small hotel in the seaside town of Bournemouth, England. In one evening, four unhappy misfits will bare their innermost secrets and change each other's lives forever. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-457

 

Seven brides for seven brothers 2004, 1954

Stanley Donen, Jack Cummings, Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Dorothy Kingsley, Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, George J Folsey, Gene De Paul, Johnny Mercer, Stephen Vincent Benét, Warner Home Video (Firm), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Loew's Incorporated

Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home. Only then does Milly discover that Adam has six other brothers all living with him in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading a story, Adam develops an idea that will create the solution to his brothers' loneliness - kidnap the women they want! 2 videodiscs (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3077

 

Seven men from now 2005, 1956

A former sheriff tracks down seven men through the desert in an effort to avenge his wife's murder. 1 videodisc (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-4715

 

Sign of the pagan 2010, 1954

As Attila's hordes advance upon Rome, noble centurion Marcian mounts a counteroffensive. Alas, the Scourge of God cannot be stopped by weaponry or sheer brute strength. No, Attila can be halted in his tracks only by the hand of God Himself. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-4769

 

Singin' in the rain 2002, 1952

Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Arthur Freed, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley, Rita Moreno, Nacio Herb Brown, Lennie Hayton, Harold Rosson, Cedric Gibbons, Randall Duell, Adrienne Fazan, Douglas Shearer, Conrad Salinger, Wally Heglin, Skip Martin, Jeff Alexander, Edwin B Willis, Jacque Mapes, Warren Newcombe, Irving G Ries, Walter Plunkett, Kathleen Freeman, Baz Luhrmann, Rudy Behlmer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew's Incorporated, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Turner Entertainment Co

Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures, and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his buddy, prospective ladylove, and shrewish co-star. 2 videodiscs (103 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3271

 

 The snows of Kilimanjaro c2001

Henry King, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Ernest Hemingway, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and GoodTimes Home Video (Firm)

Story of a writer who is constantly in search of the purpose of life. Reveals his life in a series of flash-backs. 1 videodisc (113 min.)

MEDIA 10-2119

 

Some like it hot 1982

Billy Wilder

Two unemployed musicians, witnesses to a Chicago murder, disguise themselves as girls and join an all-girl band headed for Miami to escape gangster's retaliation. 1 videocassette (122 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1842 2-133, 10-510

 

Son of Paleface 2001

A recent Harvard graduate heads west to claim his gold inheritance, but finds it stolen and the prime suspect a woman named Mike. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-5022

 

The sun also rises 2007

Darryl Francis Zanuck, Peter Viertel, Henry King, Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Errol Flynn, Eddie Albert, Juliette Greco, Marcel Dalio, Robert Evans, Gregory Ratoff, Henry Daniell , Bob Cunningham, Leo Tover, Hugo Friedhofer, Vicente Gaomez, Ernest Hemingway, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

A group of Americans that have become friends because of the war, spend their time in Europe in 1922, still living as if every day was their last. 1 videodisc (130 min.)

MEDIA 10-2120

 

Sunset Boulevard 2002

Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D. M Marshman, William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Cecil B DeMille, Hedda Hopper, John F Seitz , Doane Harrison, Arthur Schmidt, Franz Waxman, Edith Head, and Paramount Pictures Corporation

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance, setting tragedy into motion. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-1873

 

The tall T 2008, 1957

Three bandits hold up a stagecoach and take a hostage but are outwitted by a rancher. 1 videodisc (78 min.)

MEDIA 10-4918

 

The tarnished angels 2010, ©2010, 1957

Story of a friendship between an eccentric journalist and a daredevil barnstorming pilot. 1 videodisc (91 min.)

MEDIA 10-4255

 

The tattooed stranger 2011, 1950

Cops swarm a Central Park crime scene where a cold corpse sits in a hot car. The victim is a Jane Doe, shot elsewhere and driven to the park in a stolen van. A veteran cop and a rookie are charged with finding out who did it and who the victim is. From the tattoo on the victim's arm to sand-packed shotgun casings that defy ballistics analyisis to a balde of rare grass found in the car, the cops pull a case together. 1 videodisc (64 min.)

MEDIA 10-4213

 

Teenage Frankenstein 1991, 1957

Campy tale about a mad scientist who pulls young Conway from an auto wreck and repairs him in an attempt to tap into the secret of life. 1 videocassette (72 min.)

MEDIA 10-4610

 

The three faces of Eve 1993, 1957

Nunnally Johnson, Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J Cobb,  Edwin Jerome, Alena Murray, Nancy Kulp,  Douglas Spencer, Terry Anne Ross, Ken Scott, Mimi Gibson, Alistair Cooke, Corbett H Thigpen, and Hervey M Cleckley

Based on a true story, this psychological drama about a woman with three personalities explores dimensions of the human mind. 1 videocassette (91 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-2484   2-3597 2-5670

 

Touch of evil 2008, 1958

Orson Welles, Albert Zugsmith, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff, Joanna Moore, Ray Collins, Dennis Weaver, Valentin De Vargas, Mort Mills, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gįbor, Whit Masterson, Universal-International (Firm), and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

A narcotics officer and a corrupt cop are involved in a murder investigation in a small border town. See all three versions of the film: the theatrical version, the preview version, and the restored version. Features include commentaries and featurettes. 2 videodiscs (161 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3432

 

Under my skin 2007

Jean Negulesco, Casey Robinson, John Garfield, Micheline Presle, Luther Adler, Orley Lindgren, Noel Drayton, Ernest Hemingway, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

John Garfield plays a crooked jockey, barred from American racetracks and now fixing races on European ones, in this potent crime melodrama. 1 videodisc (86 min.)

MEDIA 10-2121

 

Vertigo 1983

Alfred Hitchcock and  Pierre Boileau

A troubled detective pathologically afraid of heights is hired by an old school chum to keep an eye on his wife. 1 videocassette (128 min.)

MEDIA 2-29   10-2169

 

Viva Zapata! 2006, 1952

John Steinbeck, Darryl Francis Zanuck, Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Emiliano Zapata, an ally of Pancho Villa, leads the Mexican peasants in a bloody revolt against an oppressive government and overthrows President Dķaz. 1 videodisc (113 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3467

 

Westbound 2009, 1959

"As the Civil War spills our nation's blood, Capt. John Hays (Randolph Scott) fights on a vital but little-known battlefront. He aims to ship gold to Union banks through a small Colorado town, defying Southern sympathizers who aim to stop him."--Container insert. 1 videodisc (69 min.)

MEDIA 10-4841

 

Witness for the prosecution 2001, c1957

Billy Wilder, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)

A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to secure his inheritance. The defendant's mysterious wife stuns the courtroom by giving damaging testimony against her husband. The web of intrigue is finally unwoven in a shocking, chilling conclusion. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-505

 

You're never too young 2007

An aspiring barber becomes inadvertently involved in the theft of a diamond. He's forced to pretend he's a 12 year old child in order to get away from the thief. 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.)

MEDIA 10-5400

 

United States, 1950s

 

12 angry men 1985 , 1957

Sidney Lumet

A teenager is accused of killing his father. Eleven people on jury vote him guilty. The twelfth, convinced of his innocence, attempts to have them reconsider their decision. 1 videocassette (VHS) (100 min.) :

MEDIA     MEDIA 2-221          10-1364

 

1984 1956

George Orwell, Michael Anderson, Edmund O'Brien, Jan Sterling, and Michael Redgrave

Story of love and tragic betrayal set in the twisted horrific world of 1984. 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

MEDIA   DANA 2-546       1708

 

All about Eve 1987, 1950

Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, and Joseph L Mankiewicz

"An aspiring young actress ingratiates herself with a prominent group of theatre people, but passion to perform and jealousy consume her as she viciously betrays her colleagues in her struggle for success."--Video Source Book. 1 videocassette (VHS) (130 min.) :

MEDIA 2-297

 

All that heaven allows c2001

Peg Fenwick, Ross Hunter, Douglas Sirk, Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Edna Lee, Harry Lee, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Universal-International (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Cary Scott, an attractive and wealthy New England widow, creates a social outcry in her community and within her family when she becomes romantically involved with Ron Kirby, her much younger gardener. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-454

 

Anatomy of a murder 2000

Otto Preminger, Wendell Mayes, James Stewart, Lee Remick,  Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, George C Scott, Joseph N Welch, Columbia Pictures Corporation, and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

A courtoom drama of premeditated murder as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his beautiful wife. 1 videodisc (160 min.)

MEDIA 10-474

 

The Bad and the beautiful 1952, 1988

Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Matthew Barry Sullivan, John Houseman, Vincente Minnelli, Charles Schnee, and George Bradshaw

Biting drama that tells the story of a ruthless, manipulative movie producer who lets nothing and nobody stand in his way. Now he's broke and needs the help of the very people he used and betrayed on his climb to the top. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2063

 

Bad day at Black Rock 1955, 1988

Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, and John Sturges

Spencer Tracy's smoldering, tight-reined portrayal of a man pitted against a town whose souls have been twisted by a dark secret. 1 videocassette (82 min.) :

MEDIA 2-866

 

The Bad seed 1956, 1986

Mervyn LeRoy, Maxwell Anderson, William March, Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, and Evelyn Varden

Meet 8-year old Rhoda Penmark, she's a well-mannered, sunny-faced, perfect little lady with long golden braids and a winning smile.  She's also an efficient, unfeeling killer.  She's The bad seed.  And in this spell-binding chronicle of evil, her twisted mind follows a straight foward doctrine: What Rhoda wants, she ruthlessly gets. 1 videocassette (129 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1509

 

The Band wagon 1953, 1985

Vincente Minnelli

A Hollywood song-and-dance man finds trouble when persuaded to star in a Broadway musical. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

MEDIA 2-109

 

Battle Hymn c2004

Douglas Sirk, Rock Hudson, Martha Hyer, Dan Duryea, Universal-International (Firm), and Universal Pictures (Firm)

As a WWII fighter pilot Colonel Dean Hess accidentally bombed a German orphanage, killing thirty-seven children. After entering the ministry to atone for the tragedy, Hess eventually rejoins the Air Force to train pilots in South Korea, while devoting his spare time to building a shelter for orphans. But now, to protect these children in a territory fraught with danger, he must fight ... and face the past once again!"--Container. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-467

 

Beat the Devil 1953, 1996?

Truman Capote, John Huston, Claud Cockburn , Humphrey Bogart,  Peter Lorre, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, and Robert Morley

Each person on a slow boat to Africa has a scheme to beat the other passengers to the uranium land that they all hope to claim. 1 videocassette (89 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2861

 

Bend of the river 1952, c2003

Aaron Rosenberg, Anthony Mann, James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, and Universal Pictures Company

As a former outlaw turned wagon train guide, Stewart is pitted against warring Indians, murderous hijackers and a traitorous ally as he attempts to lead a group of settlers through the treacherous Oregon wilderness. 1 videodisc (92 min.)

DANA 103

 

The Big heat 1953, 1982

Fritz Lang and William P McGiven

A crime melodrama about an honest police sergeant who risks his life and his job when his investigations lead to the exposure of the crime syndicate that controls the city administration. 1 videocassette (90 min.) :

MEDIA 2-128

 

The Bigamist 199-?, 1953

Collier Young, Ida Lupino, Joan Fontaine, Edmund Gwenn, Edmond O'Brien, Larry Marcus, and Lou Schor

A traveling salesman from San Francisco marries another woman in Los Angeles, without revealing to her that he was already married. 1 videocassette (ca. 80 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2658

 

Bitter victory c2005, 1958

Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin, Sean Kelly, Christopher Lee, René Hardy, Nicholas Ray, Gavin Lambert, Columbia Pictures, and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

Captain Leith and Major Brand are a pair of British Army officers assigned to execute a daring commando raid on the Libyan stronghold of General Rommel.  Once the mission is underway, Leith must save the day when Brand's cowardice is revealed, thus putting the mission and the lives of the men in jeopardy.  As they struggle through the wastes of the Sahara we learn who will live, who will die and what is the price of glory. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-466

 

Blackboard jungle 1989

Richard Brooks, Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Sidney Poitier, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, Vic Morrow, and Evan Hunter

This is a film about life in an inner city high school in the 50's that was the first to utilize a rock 'n' roll soundtrack.  A dedicated young teacher soon loses his idealism when he has to deal with the tensions that threaten to destroy his classroom. 1 videocassette (102 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1708

 

Broken arrow 1988, 1950

Elliott Arnold, Delmer Daves, James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, and Debra Paget

A story of the wars between the settlers of Arizona and the native Indians, and of the white man who assigns himself the perilous mission of peacemaker. Under leader of Cochise, the proud Apaches hold their own against the destructive invaders. 1 videocassette (93 min.) :

MEDIA   DANA 2-898          421

 

The Caine mutiny 1985, 1954

Stanley Kramer, Edward Dmytryk, Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Fred MacMurray, Herman Wouk, Van Johnson, Robert Francčs, and May Wynn

The nervous and inept behavior of Captain Queig during maneuvers aboard the USS Caine--a destroyer mine sweeper--attracts the attention of the ship's crew and its executive officer, Maryk.  When Queig's neurotic behavior reaches a breaking point during a fierce typhoon, Maryk takes command of the ship.  Queig then retaliates by having Maryk court-martialed. 1 videocassette (125 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1456

 

Carmen Jones 1994

Otto Preminger, Harry Kleiner, Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James, Joe Adams, Diahann Carroll, Oscar Hammerstein, and Georges Bizet

Joe, a military policeman about to make officer, is infatuated with the flirtatious and sexy Carmen Jones. Their ill-fated romance comes to a grisly end by the conclusion of the drama but not before their liaison has wreaked havoc with their lives and all who cross their paths. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1347 2-3790

 

Carrie 1952, c2005

William Wyler, Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert, Paramount Pictures Corporation, and Paramount Home Video (Firm)

A powerhouse of human passions transformed into soul-withering frailties, as love-doomed George Hurstwood throws everything away for the love of Carrie. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-562

 

Come back, little Sheba 2004, 1952

Ketti Frings, Hal B Wallis, Daniel Mann, Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel, Philip Ober, and Paramount Pictures Corporation

Lola Delaney is a vulgar, dumpy, less-than-bright "shotgun bride" who is married to recovering alcoholic Doc Delaney. Their unhappy marriage is made even more unhappy when a sexy stranger, Marie, rents a room from Lola. Lola is a tiresome creature who never stops talking, especially about the "imminent" return of her runaway dog Sheba. Doc is having enough trouble staying from the bottle and resigning himself to his marriage without the curvaceous Marie arousing his baser instincts. 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.)

MEDIA 10-464

 

The Court-martial of Billy Mitchell 1989

Milton Sperling, Otto Preminger, and Gary Cooper

The true story of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell, who devoted his life to the military and his career to developing a superior air defense force for the United States. When top army brass fail to recognize the importance of air power following its crucial role in winning WWI, Mitchell (Cooper) initiates a campaign to change their minds that will ultimately lead to his demotion and the most controversial military trial in U.S. history. 1 videocassette (100 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2274

 

Curse of the demon 1957, 1988

Dana Andrews, Jacques Tourneur, and M. R James

When a psychologist's colleague is murdered, he denies that it's the work of the devil until he becomes the next target. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-702

 

D.O.A 1950, c2000

Rudolph Maté, Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Neville Brand, United Artists Corporation, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

When he is slipped a dose of slow-acting poison, a man sets out to find his own murderer. 1 videodisc (84 min.)

DANA 38

 

The Defiant ones 1989

Stanley Kramer, Tony Curtis, and Sidney Poitier

The story of two escaped convicts, one Black, the other a redneck white. Chained together, they must learn literally to live together. Screenplay won 1958 Academy Award for writers, Nathan E. Douglas (blacklisted actor-writer Nedrick Young) and Harold Jacob Smith. 1 videocassette (97 min.) :

MEDIA 2-697

 

Desk set 1957, 1990

Walter Lang, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, and William Marchant

A classic Hepburn-Tracy romance about the head of the research department at a television network and an absent-minded computer genius. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-885

 

The Desperate hours 1996, 1955

William Wyler, Joseph Arnold Hayes, Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott, Dewey Martin, Gig Young, Mary Murphy, and Joseph Arnold Hayes

Escaped convicts hold hostage and terrorize a banker's family. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

DANA 1521

 

Dial M for murder 1954, 1983

Alfred Hitchcock

From the Warner Brothers series, A night at the movies, which recreates the experience of actually going to the movies (circa 1954). The first twenty minutes contains newsreels, a cartoon and previews of coming attractions. The feature film is a classic Alfred Hitchcock suspense film. 1 videocassette (VHS) (123 min.) :

MEDIA 2-222

 

East of Eden 1950, 1990

James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey, Elia Kazan, John Steinbeck, and Burl Ives

Set in 1913 in the town of Monterey, a young man competes with his brother for his father's love, only to discover a secret about his mother. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1381 2-1443

 

A face in the crowd 1990

Elia Kazan, Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, and Lee Remick

Lonesome Rhodes, a big ol' teddy bear of a man, sits in a dusty, squalid Arkansas jail, swapping stories with his fellow drifters and plunking on his guitar. It's not much of a life -- until a chance encounter skyrockets Lonesome to more fame, money, and power than even the greediest man can handle. 1 videocassette (126 min.) :

MEDIA 2-6209

 

The far country c2003, 1954

Borden Chase, Aaron Rosenberg, Anthony Mann, James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, John McIntire, Jack Elam, Kathleen Freeman, and Universal Pictures Company

A solid western saga set against the colorful, scenic backdrop of Alaskan mining camps. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-472

 

The fountainhead 2006

Henry Blanke, King Vidor, Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Ayn Rand, Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

An uncompromising architect refuses to change his designs, and when he discovers the plans for one of his buildings has been changed, he blows up the structure and attempts to defend his actions. 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) :

MEDIA 10-933

 

Gentlemen prefer blondes 2001

Sol C Siegel, Howard Hawks, Charles Lederer, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn, Jule Styne, Joseph A Fields, Anita Loos, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

A musical about two showgirls from Little Rock searching for love and marriage aboard a luxury-liner bound for France. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-373

 

Giant 1987

James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, George Stevens, Edna Ferber, and Rock Hudson

Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons. 2 videocassettes (202 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-320 cassette 1 2-321 cassette 2

 

Godzilla king of the monsters! c2002, 1956

Terry Morse, Ishir o Honda, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko K?ochi, Akira Takarada, Akihiko Hirata, Genius Entertaiment, Classic Media, Inc, T?oh?o Kabushiki Kaisha, and Sony Music Entertainment, Inc

When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard. 1 videodisc (78 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1634

 

Harvey 1990, 1950

James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Henry Koster, and Mary Chase

Comedy about a good-natured fellow whose constant companion is a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. His sister is determined to marry her daughter off and decides to commit her brother to a mental hospital to get him out of the way. Due to a mix-up the sister is committed instead, and it is up to the kindly brother and his imaginary friend to straighten things out! 1 videocassette (104 min.) :

MEDIA 2-990

 

High noon 1985

Fred Zinnemann, Carl Foreman, and John M Cunningham

"A retired marshal's wedding is interrupted when he learns that an outlaw he helped send to jail will return to town on the noon train to seek revenge.  The townspeople are unwilling to help the marshal, so, reluctantly, he takes up his badge and guns again. This alienates his new bride, a Quaker woman who is opposed to any kind of violence"--external container. 1 videocassette (84 min.) :

MEDIA 2-173

 

The hitch-hiker 1953, 1997

Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, Ida Lupino, Collier Young, and Robert L Joseph

Two middle-class American men enroute to Mexico on a long-awaited fishing trip find their lives threatened when they pick up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a fugitive maniacal killer. 1 videocassette (70 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3485

 

House of bamboo c2005/1955

Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell, Brad Dexter, Sesshu Hayakawa, Harry Kleiner, Buddy Adler, Samuel Fuller, James Ursini, Alain Silver, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

Sandy Dawson has assembled a platoon of ex-Army thugs to run pachinko parlors while pulling off bloody heists and armed robbery.  The murder of a friend brings Eddie Spanier into the group, along with his beautiful mistress.  But Spanier's behavior grows treacherous, and his loyalties become questionable, leading to a breathless, murderous conclusion high above the ancient city of Tokyo.--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.)

MEDIA 10-477

 

I died a thousand times 1991, 1955

Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Stuart Heisler, and W. R Burnett

A gritty tale of Earle, an old-timer released from prison into an era he can't fathom.  He leads a bunch of nervous small-timers on a resort heist.  Quiet and soft-hearted, Earle is so drawn to a crippled girl that he pays for an operation to cure her.  But when things go wrong, it's a brassy dime-a-dance girl who stands beside him. 1 videocassette (109 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3606

 

I want to live! 1999

Robert Wise, Walter Wanger, Irving Allen, Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, and Theodore Bikel

A screen adaptation of the dramatic events in the life of a "B-Girl," Barbara Graham, which led to a sensational murder trial and afterwards, her execution. 1 videocassette (122 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5550

 

Imitation of life c2008

Carl Laemmle, John M Stahl, Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks, Louise Beavers, Fredi Washington, Juanita Quigley, Alan Hale, Henry Armetta, Wyndham Standing, Ross Hunter, Douglas Sirk, Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda, Dan O'Herlihy, Juanita Moore, Fannie Hurst, Universal Pictures Company, Universal-International (Firm), and Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)

1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives. 1959 version: Two single mothers, a down-on-her-luck actress and a homeless woman, attempt to find happiness for themselves and their daughters. 2 videodisc (236 min.) :

MEDIA  MEDIA 10-1181    2-3642

 

Invasion of the body snatchers 1986, 1955

Don Siegel and Jack Finney

A weird form of giant plant life has descended on Santa Mira, and has spread to nearby towns. These "pods" contain blank human-life forms that systematically take over the townspeoples' bodies while they sleep. Once this is realized by the survivors, their fight to escape becomes as dangerous as the need to sleep. 1 videocassette (80 min.) :

MEDIA 2-157

 

Island in the sun 2006, 1957

Darryl Francis Zanuck, Robert Rossen, James Mason, Joan Fontaine, Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Joan Collins , Alec Waugh, Cinemascope (Firm), Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

A story of interracial love, politics, and murder. A young black man with political aspirations finds himself confused on returning home when his romantic liaison with a white woman tends to conflict with his political views. 1 videodisc (119 min.) :

MEDIA 449

 

Jailhouse rock 1957, 1985

Elvis Presley, Pandro S Berman, Richard Thorpe, Judy Tyler,  Mickey Shaughnessy, and Dean Jones

Sent to prison for accidentally killing a man the convicted young man learns to sing and when released he becomes a pop music star. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1831

 

Japanese war bride 1997

J Bernhard, King Vidor, Shirley Yamaguchi, Don Taylor, Cameron Mitchell, and Marie Windsor

A Korean War vet (Taylor) falls in love with a Japanese nurse (Yamaguchi) and brings her back to his California home as his wife. However, the neighboring farmers who still harbor anti-Japanese sentiments from World War II, try to break up their marriage. 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5570

 

Johnny Guitar 1954, 1983

Nicholas Ray and Roy Chanslor

A western in which Vienna, a saloon owner, is determined to resist the townspeople's efforts to run her out of town. Johnny Guitar, a reformed gunfighter and her ex-boyfriend, eventually saves her from an attempted lynching and assists her in a final confrontation with the townspeople. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-183

 

The Killers 1984

Donald Siegel, Gene L Coon, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Ronald Reagan, Richard L Rawlings, Richard Belding, John Williams, and Ernest Hemingway

Two professional assassins track down the man who hired them to kill a gangster, hoping that he will lead them to a missing million dollars. 1 videocassette (95 min.) :

MEDIA 2-633

 

The killing 1989,1956

Stanley Kubrick, James B Harris, Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jim Thompson, and Lionel White

A straightforward accounting of a racetrack robbery engineered by a group of small-time crooks. 1 videocassette (85 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3574

 

King Lear 1953, 1990

Orson Welles, Arnold Moss, Beatrice Straight, Margaret Phillips, Fred Rickey, and Peter Brook

1 videocassette (75 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1615

 

King Lear 2010

Peter Brook, Fred Rickey, Andrew McCullough, Orson Welles, Natasha Parry, Arnold Moss, Bramwell Fletcher, Margaret Phillips, David J Stewart, Alan Badel, Beatrice Straight,  Alistair Cooke, Virgil Thomson, William Shakespeare, Robert Saudek Associates, Archive of American Television, and E1 Entertainment (Firm)

King Lear of Britain has decided to divide his kingdom into three parts, and to hand over the responsibilities of ruling to his three daughters. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, flatter their father insincerely, and are rewarded. Cordelia, the youngest, sincerely loves her father, but she cannot match her sisters' skill at false adulation. The king takes away her portion of the kingdom, despite the pleadings of some of his most loyal nobles. It is not long before Goneril and Regan reveal their deep ingratitude, and soon the old king finds himself in a confusing and desperate position. 1 videodisc (82 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1868

 

Kiss me deadly 2001

Ralph Meeker, Paul Stewart, Albert Dekker, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, Marion Carr, Robert Aldrich, A. I Bezzerides, and Mickey Spillane

A detective gives a ride to a half-naked girl, who is abruptly killed by thugs.  Almost killed himself, the detective tries to solve the murder.  Along the way, he is told to back off by the Feds, a bomb is placed in his car, a friend is killed, and he himself is beaten, drugged, and held hostage. 1 videodisc (106 min.) :

MEDIA 10-117

United States, 1950s (Continued)

Laurel & Hardy 2003

Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Hal Roach, Hal Roach Studios, Hallmark Home Entertainment (Firm), Family Home Entertainment (Firm), and Artisan Entertainment (Firm)

Five digitally remastered classics from Hal Roach Studios: Sons Of The Desert (1960), The Music Box (1959), Another Fine Mess (1958), Busy Bodies (1960), and County Hospital (1960). 1 videodisc (170 min.) :

MEDIA 10-944

 

Limelight c2003, 1952

Charlie Chaplin, Nigel Bruce, Claire Bloom , Buster Keaton, Celebrated Film Players Corp, MK2 Productions, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Set in 1914 London, the film stars Chaplin as an aging music hall comic who's convinced he can no longer move people to laughter. But he gets a final opportunity to shine when he saves a young, equally desperate ballet dancer from suicide, then guides her to triumph on the stage. 2 videodiscs (132 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1343

 

Magnificent obsession 1985, 1954

Douglas Sirk, Lloyd C Douglas, Ross Hunter, Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Robert Blees, and Wells Root

An irresponsible playboy causes the widowhood and blindness of a beautiful woman. After a later encounter with her, he decides to dedicate his life to becoming a surgeon to try to cure her blindness. 1 videocassette (108 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3483

 

The man from Laramie 1955, 1999

Anthony Mann, William Goetz, Philip Yordan , Frank Burt, James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell, Alex Nicol, Aline MacMahon, and T. T Flynn

A resolute vigilante obsessed with finding the man responsible for his brother's death. Among the suspects are an arrogant cattle baron, his sadistic son, and his ranch foreman.  One explosive confrontation in which Stewart is dragged by a wild horse and shot in the hand at close range is one of movie history's most memorable sequences. 1 videodisc (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-58

 

The Man in the gray flannel suit 1997

Darryl Francis Zanuck, Nunnally Johnson, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, and Sloan Wilson

A veteran of World War II (still haunted by its memories) gets a job in a public relations firm. With added tension at work and increasing personal problems, the rising young executive must decide what is the most important thing in life, family or success? 1 videocassette (153 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5963

 

The Man who knew too much 1991

Leslie Banks, Peter Lorre, Alfred Hitchcock, D. B. Wyndham Lewis, and Edna Best

An Englishman, his wife and child become involved in a plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat; the child is kidnapped before her father canturn a coded massage over to the British Foreign Office. 1 videocassette (75 min.) :

DANA   MEDIA 575          2-257    2-594       2-1686

 

Marty 1955, 1988

Paddy Chayefsky, Delbert Mann, Ernest Borgnine, and Betsy Blair

Ernest Borgnine stars as a lonely butcher from the Bronx who finds love when he meets another lonely soul (Betsy Blair). 1 videocassette (94 min.) ;

MEDIA 2-1265

 

The Member of the wedding 1952, 1988

Carson McCullers, Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Arthur Franz, Nancy Gates, and Fred Zinnemann

Story of a motherless 12-year-old struggling to cope with adolescence. 1 videocassette (ca. 91 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1491

 

Native son 1994/1951

Pierre Chenal, Walter Gould, Jaime Prades, Richard Wright, Willa Pearl Curtiss, Jean Wallace, Gloria Madison, Nicholas Joy, and Richard Wright

Set in Chicago, Native son tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a young black man who accidentally murders his employer's daughter while performing his duties as chauffeur. The combined forces of institutional racism and condescending white liberalism pursue Thomas to an unhappy end. The author plays the leading role in this film version. 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

DANA MEDIA 596       2-1972

 

Night and the city  1993, 1950

Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Francis L Sullivan, Herbert Lom, Hugh Marlowe, Samuel G Engel, Jules Dassin, Jo Eisinger, and Gerald Kersh

Harry Fabian, a London hustler and con man, dreams of scamming his way into the big time.  When he plunges into the wrestling world as a promoter, Harry thinks he has found his ticket to the top, but learns he must scheme his way around the ruthless boss of London's underworld. 1 videocassette (96 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3578

 

The Night of the hunter 1991, 1955

Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Charles Laughton, Paul Gregory, and Davis Grubb

A tale of a psychopathic self-styled preacher, who marries and murders a young widow for her money, pursues her children to get his hand on it, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman, who becomes the children's protector. 1 videocassette (ca. 94 min.) :

DANA 940

 

No way out 1997

Sidney Poitier, Joseph L Mankiewicz, Richard Widmark, Linda d Darnell, Stephen McNally, Darryl Francis Zanuck, and Lesser Samuels

When a young African-American doctor operates on two white brothers brought in for gunshot wounds, it sets off a chain of violent confrontations between a vicious psychopath, his gang and the black community. 1 videocassette (106 min.) :

DANA  MEDIA 1356  2-6200

 

Odds against tomorrow 2003, 1959

Robert Wise, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Ed Begley, Gloria Grahame, William P McGivern, Harbel Productions, Inc, United Artists Corporation, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

One hundred and fifty thousand dollars, ready for the taking. It's too much to resist for Earl Slater, a bigoted ex-con slumming through life with a patronizing girlfriend, an obliging neighbor and zero expectations. He agrees to be part of a bank job planned by former cop Burke. Until, that is, he finds out one of his partners will be a black man. Earl's desperate need for cash, however, leads him to reconsider. For the job only, he'll put his racism aside ... until moments away from the score, hatred erupts. 1 videodisc (96 min.) :

DANA 450

 

Pickup on South Street 1991

Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Samuel Fuller, Jules Schermer, Dwight Taylor, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and CBS Fox Video

A thief with a record as a three-time loser pickpockes a street-smart beauty who's carrying secret microfilm for a gang of communist spies. 1 videocassette (83 min.)

  DANA 1924

 

Pillow talk 1959, 1988

Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Michael Gordon

The romantic comedy about a carefree bachelor who shares a telephone party line with an independent career girl. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-863

 

A Place in the sun 1979

George Stevens, Theodore Dreiser, Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters, and Patrick Kearney

An unstable young man trying to get into high society is trapped by circumstances that lead to his execution for murder. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

MEDIA 2-821

 

Rear window 1954, 1988

Alfred Hitchcock, Cornell Woolrich, James Stewart, Grace, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr, and Thelma Ritter

Stewart, a photographer with a broken leg, is confined to his apartment during a Greenwich Village heat wave. He takes up spying on his neighbors and suspects his neighbor has murdered his wife. 1 videocassette (113 min.) :  DVD

DANA            MEDIA 531                   10-91

 

Rebel without a cause 1999

Nicholas Ray, Stewart Stern, David Weisbart, James Dean,  Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus,  Ann Doran, Corey Allen, Dennis Hopper, and Irving Shulman

The teen-aged son of a well-to-do family gets involved in violence when he attempts to win the approval of a gang of high-school hoodlums. 1 videodisc (111 min.) :   1 videocassette (147 min.) :

MEDIA       DANA 10-63           1079

 

The red badge of courage 1985

Stephen Crane and John Huston

During his service in the Civil War, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war. 1 videocassette (70 min.) :

MEDIA 2-137

 

Red planet Mars 1990, 1952

Peter Graves, Andrea King, Herbert Berghof , Anthony Veiller,  Harry Horner, John L Balderston, and John Edward Hoare

An American scientist establishes radio contact with Mars, and discovers that the average life span there is 300 years and there is an abundance of food and energy. The world is thrown into a panic, but the question soon arises--is this real or the work of an imposter? 1 videocassette (89 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2895

 

Rio Bravo 1959, 1988

John Wayne, Dean Martin, Howard Hawks, and Rick Nelson

John Wayne stars as Sheriff John T. Chance in this lean, classic Western that packs solid heroics around a strong emotional core.  Joining Wayne are Dean Martin as the deputy coming off a two-year drunk, Walter Brennan as the old coot whose fiery spirit matches his crippled stride, Ricky Nelson as a youngster out to prove himself, and Angie Dickinson as a woman with a past who hopes to rope Chance. 1 videocassette (141 min.) :

MEDIA 2-745

 

Roman holiday 2002

Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings, William Wyler, Ian McLellan Hunter, and John Dighton

A modern-day princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love. 1 videodisc (118 min.) :

MEDIA 10-187

 

The searchers 1956, 1983

John Ford

A Confederate war veteran tracks down the Indians who killed his brother and sister-in-law and carried off their daughter. 1 videocassette (119 min.) :

MEDIA 2-11

 

Separate tables c1958

Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Wendy Hiller, Gladys Cooper, Cathleen Nesbitt, Felix Aylmer, Rod Taylor, Audrey Dalton, Delbert Mann, Harold Hecht, John Gay, Terence Rattigan, United Artists Corporation, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Explores the separate and interwoven dreams of a number of eccentric and lonely people in a rather gloomy, small hotel in the seaside town of Bournemouth, England. In one evening, four unhappy misfits will bare their innermost secrets and change each other's lives forever. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-457

 

The Seven year itch 1955, 1987

Billy Wilder, Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, and George Axelrod

A husband of seven years, alone in New York while his family vacations, fantasizes an affair with the TV model in the upstairs apartment and develops the seven year itch. Tortured by guilt, he envisions so many dire consequences he finally runs off to join his wife. 1 videocassette (105 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1255

 

Shane 1953, 1980

George Cooper Stevens and Jack Schaefer

A retired gunfigher, now drifter, comes to the assistance of a homestead family terrorized by a hired gunman. 1 videocassette (VHS) (117 min.) :

MEDIA  DANA 2-278        98

 

Singin' in the rain 1952, 1985

Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Gene Kelly, and Stanley Donen

An affectionate spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the motion picture industry in the late 1920's during the changeover from silent films to sound. 1 videocassette (103 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-138 2-314 5-542 5-543 5-544

 

Some like it hot 1982

Billy Wilder

Two unemployed musicians, witnesses to a Chicago murder, disguise themselves as girls and join an all-girl band headed for Miami to escape gangster's retaliation. 1 videocassette (122 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 1842 2-133, 10-510

 

South Pacific c1999

Paul Osborn, Oscar Hammerstein, Buddy Adler, Joshua Logan, Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, Richard Rodgers, James A Michener, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, Magna Theatre Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc, and CBS Fox Video

Set in the Pacific theater during World War II, this musical film explores the theme of racial prejudice in two parallel stories--that of a Navy nurse's love for a plantation owner with two Eurasian children, and a Marine lieutenant's love for a native woman. 1 videodisc (150 min.) :

MUSIC 282

 

Stage fright 1990

Alfred Hitchcock, Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Richard Todd, Whitfield Cook, Alma Reville, Michael Wilding, Alastair Sims, and Selwyn Jepson

A drama student poses as a maid and goes to work for the woman who has framed her boyfriend for murder. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

DANA 550

 

A Streetcar named Desire 1951, 1987

Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, Elia Kazan, Tennessee Williams, Harry Stradling, and Charles K Feldman

Drama about a fading beauty clinging to an illusory world of aristocratic gentility and a thug who destroys her feeble grip on reality. 1 videocassette (VHS) (122 min.) :

DANA. MEDIA 18 2-317

 

Sudden fear 1952, 1995

Lenore Coffee, Robert Smith, Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett, Virginia Huston, Mike Connors, Joseph Kaufman, David Miller, and Edna Sherry

A wealthy woman playwright marries a actor who, with his mistress, plots to kill her. 1 videocassette (ca. 110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3555

 

Suddenly last summer 1984

Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Katharine Hepburn, Joseph L Mankiewicz, Sam Spiegel, and Tennessee Williams

A wealthy Southern matriarch (Hepburn) tries to influence a young neurosurgeon (Monty Clift) to surgically end her niece's (Taylor) haunting hallucinations about her son's lurid death. 1 videocassette (115 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1355

 

The Sun shines bright 1990

Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Merian C Cooper, Herbert J Yates, John Ford, Stepin Fetchit, Laurence Stallings, and Irvin S Cobb

Vivid and compelling tale about a Fairfield, Kentucky judge whose compassionate nature involves him in romantic and racial affairs packed with political suicide. 1 videocassette (92 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2846

 

Sunset Blvd 1994

Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, D. M Marshman, William Holden, Gloria Swanson, and Erich Von Stroheim

A harsh look at Hollywood in which an aging silent-movie queen makes a tragic attempt to return to stardom. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

DANA 1494

 

Sunset boulevard 198-?, 1950

Billy Wilder, William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, and Charles Brackett

Swanson stars as fading film star Norma Desmond and Holden plays the struggling writer who is held in thrall by her madness. Von Stroheim plays Desmond's discoverer, ex-husband, and butler. 1 videocassette (110 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1231

 

Sunset Boulevard 2002

Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D. M Marshman, William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich Von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb, Cecil B DeMille, Hedda Hopper, John F Seitz , Doane Harrison, Arthur Schmidt, Franz Waxman, Edith Head, and Paramount Pictures Corporation

Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance, setting tragedy into motion. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-1873

 

The Tarzan collection 2004

Bernard H Hyman, Sam Zimbalist, B. P Fineman, Frederick Stephani, Richard Thorpe, W. S Van Dyke, Cedric Gibbons, Johnny Weissmuller,  Maureen O'Sullivan, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Turner Entertainment Co, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

He Tarzan, she Jane - 6 original classic films of the memorable jungle hero and his mate. 4 videodiscs (527 min.) :

DANA 378

 

Teacher's pet 1995

Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young, Mamie Van Doren, George Seaton, William Perlberg, Fay Kanin, and Michael Kanin

A school-of-hard-knocks newspaperman who despises journalism schools is forced by his boss to visit a night school journalism class.  Smitten by the course's lovely professor, he enrolls masquerading as a novice and soon becomes her prize pupil, all the while trying to make her his own prize. 1 videocassette (120 min.) :

DANA 492

 

The three faces of Eve 1993, 1957

Nunnally Johnson, Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J Cobb, Edwin Jerome, Alena Murray, Nancy Kulp, Douglas Spencer, Terry Anne Ross, Ken Scott, Mimi Gibson, Alistair Cooke, Corbett H Thigpen, and Hervey M Cleckley

Based on a true story, this psychological drama about a woman with three personalities explores dimensions of the human mind. 1 videocassette (91 min.) :

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3597 2-5670

 

To catch a thief 1981, 1955

Alfred Hitchcock and  David Dodge

A reformed American jewel thief living on the French Riviera seeks to prove his innocence by exposing the burglar who has been imitating his technique. 1 videocassette (VHS) (103 min.) :

MEDIA 2-264

 

A Touch of evil 1958, 1987

Orson Welles, Whit Masterson, Charlton Heston, and Janet Leigh

The story starts with a murder that ensnares a vacationing narcotics agent (Heston) and his wife (Leigh) in a web of shadowy figures. Orson Welles plays a corrupt police official in the squalid town on the Mexican border where the action takes place. The elaborately mysterious plot builds to an intense confrontation between Welles and Heston, each intent on destroying the other. 1 videocassette :

MEDIA   DANA 2-970       110

 

The Trouble with Harry c1995, 1955

Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Mildred Natwick, Mildred Dunnock, Royal Dano, Parker Fennelly, Jerry Mathers, John Michael Hayes, Alfred Hitchcock, and Jack Trevor Story

Harry's corpse is found in the autumnal New England woods. While no one mourns his death, several people feel responsible for it. The body is unearthed several times, humorous situations occur, and love affairs develop before the real cause of Harry's death is revealed. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-7868


Vertigo 1983

Alfred Hitchcock and  Pierre Boileau

A troubled detective pathologically afraid of heights is hired by an old school chum to keep an eye on his wife. 1 videocassette (128 min.) :

MEDIA 2-29

 

Viva Zapata 2001

Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, John Steinbeck, Elia Kazan, and Darryl Francis Zanuck

Action drama about Mexico's famed rebel, Emiliano Zapata, who rallied an army of peasants to overthrow a cruel dictator. 1 videocassette (114 min.) :

MEDIA 2-5668

 

Wagon master 1950, 1987

John Ford, Ben Johnson, Ward Bond, Merian C Cooper, Joanne Dru, and Harry Carey

Ben Johnson and Ward Bond star as two easygoing wranglers who sign on with an ill-fated Mormon wagon train. In their travels, they encounter parching deserts, marauding Indians, and low down desperados. 1 videocassette (85 min.) :

MEDIA 2-1220

 

The wild one 1998, 1953

Laslo Benedek, Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Jay C Flippen , Frank Rooney, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Stanley Kramer Company, Inc, and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

Johnny is the leader of a vicious biker gang which invades a small, sleepy California town. The leather-jacketed young biker seems hellbent for destruction until he falls for Kathie, a "good girl" whose father happens to be a cop. 1 videodisc (79 min.) :

DANA 377

 

Witness for the prosecution 2001, c1957

Billy Wilder, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)

A man is accused of murdering his wealthy woman friend in order to secure his inheritance. The defendant's mysterious wife stuns the courtroom by giving damaging testimony against her husband. The web of intrigue is finally unwoven in a shocking, chilling conclusion. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-505

 

Written on the wind 1956, 1991

Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Douglas Sirk, Albert Zugsmith, Robert Wilder, and George Zuckerman

A story of the decline of an oil magnate's dynasty amidst moral ruin and death. 1 videocassette (99 min.) :

MEDIA 2-2158

 

Young man with a horn 1987, 1950

Michael Curtiz, Kirk Douglas, Doris Day, Lauren Bacall, Jerry Wald, Hoagy Carmichael, Harry James, Juano Hernandez, and Dorothy Baker

A lonely boy is inspired by the soaring magic played by a small jazz combo. So with a second-hand trumpet, and the loving guidance of a brilliant bluesman, the boy develops into a superb artist obsessed by music. 1 videocassette (112 min.) :

MEDIA 2-3472

United States, 1950's - New This Year

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