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Back Pay (1930) - One of silent-era star Corrine Griffith's handful of talkie vehicles casts her as a young woman weary of her small-town existence who willingly picks up with the first traveling salesman headed to New York. The years frind her comfortably in the arms of a wealthy war profiteer (Montagu Love), but when she learns that her hometown ex (Grant Withers) has sustained mortal injury on the battlefield, she has hard choices to make.
Blessed Event (1932) - Fast-paced newspaper comedy stars Lee Tracy as a Walter Winchell-esque gossip columnist whose skills at digging up dirt on show business shotgun weddings bring him to the top of his profession. When the people he's burned in print start looking for payback, however, he finds there's nowhere to go but down.
Dangerous (1935) - Bette Davis garnered her first Acadamy Award for her portrayal of a faded stage actress descended into the bottle, who is offered new hope for her career by kindly architect Franchot Tone. As her sponsor starts to fall for her, she connives a lethal plan to remove her estranged husband (John Eldredge) from the equation.
The Deer Hunter (1978)(Blu-Ray) - Winner of 5 Oscars, this harrowing indictment of war from director Michael Cimino stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and John Savage as three Pennsylvania steel town friends whose lives are forever changed by their harrowing combat experiences together in Vietnam.
Fast Workers (1933) - In his penultimate assignment for MGM, John gilbert plays a hard-living, hard-loving steeplejack who takes it upon himself to keep gullible workmate Robert Armstrong from falling... for the wrong woman. Unfortunately, he also has a vengeful ex in the person of cold-hearted con artist Mae Clarke, and she's just settled on her latest victim.
The Miracle of Marcelino (1955) - An orphaned boy in Spain is left in the care of a group of Franciscan monks, who all become his "father," and makes an imaginary friend out of a statue of Christ in this warm and winning drama for the whole family.
Night Song (1947) - While slumming at a low-rent jazz bar, socilate Merle Oberon finds herself intrigued with Dana Andrews, the dive's blind yet gifted pianist. After her interest is rejected as pity, she poses as both poor and sightless to win his confidence and clandestinely puts up a cash price to encourage the completion of his concerto.
The Pharoah's Curse (1957) - Look out, Mummy, this guy's got the Pharoah's curse. An archeological expedtion lands in Egypt and begins unearthing an ancient tomb. The members die thanks to the efforts of a strange Egyptian fellow who ages thousands of years.
Pieces of Dreams (1970) - A young priest (Robert Forster) newly assigned to Albuquerque parish, already burdened with mounting doubts about his career and faith, finds his resolve tested that much further by his attraction to a lovely, divorced social worker.
Sergeant Deadhead (1965) - Lots of the A.I.P. beach movie crowd are on hand for this tune-filled farce starring Frankie Avalon as a hapless sergeant who finds himself accidentally shot into space on a chimp's orbital flight. Though safely retrieved, he's less than happy about it... and the military's got a wacky idea for a cover-up!
The Steel Trap (1952) - A rat race-weary bank exec (Joseph Cotten) gives in to temptation and concocts the perfect crime: pocket $1 million at closing Friday, and have his family safely ensconced in extradition-proof Brazil by opening Monday. However, he didn't let his scrupulous wife (Teresa Wright) in on the plan... and when she walks out, he must scramble to replace the cash before discovery.
Thirteen Women (1932) - A calculating half-caste woman (Myrna Loy) embarks on a vengeance scheme against the sorority sisters who forced her college expulsion. With the aid of a phony psychic, she puches them one by one towards horrible ends... but opts to take the direct route when the last survivor (Irene Dunne) proves too strong-willed.
Untamed (1929) - In her first talkie, Joan Crawford plays an oil heiress who's known little but the borderline-feral existence of a South American outpost upbringing. After her father's death, her guardians ship her to New York City for a little civilzing, and while en route, she falls for personable if penniless Robert Montgomery. Too proud to live off her weatlh, he rejects her, but the willful wild child doesn't take it lightly.
West Side Story (1961)(Blu-Ray) - Leonard Bernstein's classic street-wise musical, a modern-day "Romero and Juliet," stars Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood as doomed lovers caught up int he violence of rival street gangs.