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Dead End (1937) Rated NR

 A couple, a gangster, and a group of street kids converge on the streets of the New York slums. Based on a Broadway play by Sidney Kingsley. Starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart. This is one of the best films … Continue reading

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12 Angry Men (1957) Rated NR

A jury holdout forces his colleagues to reexamine the evidence against the defendant. Based on the play by Reginald Rose. Starring Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Ed Begley. This film is simple, but what makes it stand … Continue reading

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Fences (2016) Rated PG-13

A working class African American father struggles with raising his family in the changing times of the 1950s. Based on the play by August Wilson. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson When watching this film, it is easy to … Continue reading

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3 Sailors and a Girl (1953) Rated NR

Three Navy men happen to run into a producer who encourages them to invest in his new show. Once they meet the woman starring in it, they are sold. Based on the play, The Butter and Egg Man by George S. … Continue reading

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The Swan (1956) Rated NR

Princess Beatrice must marry off her daughter to hold onto the crown. Based on the play, A hattyú by Ferenc Molnár. Starring Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead. Very typical romantic film from the 50’s with the beautiful … Continue reading

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August: Osage County (2013) Rated R

A dysfunctional family comes together when the patriarch disappears. Based on the play by Terry Letts. Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch August: … Continue reading

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Rope (1948) Rated PG

Brandon Shaw and Phillip Morgan, roommates, decide to commit the perfect murder right before a dinner party. Based on the play Rope, which was inspired by the life murder of Bobby Franks. Starring John Dall, Farley Granger, Edith Evanson, James Stewart This … Continue reading

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The Jeweller’s Shop (1989) Rated NR

Based on the play The Jeweller’s Shop written by Pope John Paul II. The play takes a look at three couples, who have ideas and expectations of love and marriage. Starring Burt Lancaster, Daniel Olbrychski, Ben Cross, Melora Hardin, Jonathan … Continue reading

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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Rated NR A Socialite prepares to remarry when her ex shows up with a tabloid reporter. Comedy ensues in this romance based on the Broadway play by the same name. A wonderfully acting film from all three actors, Katherine Hepburn, … Continue reading

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The Heiress (1949)

Rated NR Plain Jane heiress Catherine lives with her detached father until she meets handsome social Morris. Morris Townsend whose actions seem questionable. A great movie. Based on the play by Henry James “Washington Square“, the movie takes the play to … Continue reading

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