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I'll See You in My Dreams Nominated For/Won Awards 1951  3.6 ★ 110 mins Classic Movies Rated: NR
This Golden Globe-nominated musical depicts the life of lyricist Gus Kahn (Danny Thomas) and his devoted wife (Doris Day). Hit songs such as "My Buddy" make Kahn a star in the music industry, but he questions his value when he loses everything in the 1929 stock market crash. Frank Lovejoy, Jim Backus and Patrice Wymore round out the cast of this sentimental biopic from famed director Michael Curtiz.


I'll See You in My Dreams Nominated For/Won Awards 1951  3.6 ★ 110 mins Classics Rated: NR
This Golden Globe-nominated musical depicts the life of lyricist Gus Kahn (Danny Thomas) and his devoted wife (Doris Day). Hit songs such as "My Buddy" make Kahn a star in the music industry, but he questions his value when he loses everything in the 1929 stock market crash. Frank Lovejoy, Jim Backus and Patrice Wymore round out the cast of this sentimental biopic from famed director Michael Curtiz.


Pagan Love Song  1950  3.0 ★ 76 mins Dramas Rated: NR
Filmed on location in Hawaii but set in Tahiti, this classic slice of swim cinema stars bathing beauty Esther Williams as Mimi Bennett, a South Seas girl born in the United States who longs to return to American shores. Mimi's all set to swim for it ... until the dashing "Hap" Hazard Endicott (Howard Keel) pulls into port to take over his late uncle's coconut plantation. Rita Moreno co-stars as an island inhabitant.


Pagan Love Song  1950  3.0 ★ 76 mins Romance Rated: NR
Filmed on location in Hawaii but set in Tahiti, this classic slice of swim cinema stars bathing beauty Esther Williams as Mimi Bennett, a South Seas girl born in the United States who longs to return to American shores. Mimi's all set to swim for it ... until the dashing "Hap" Hazard Endicott (Howard Keel) pulls into port to take over his late uncle's coconut plantation. Rita Moreno co-stars as an island inhabitant.


Mr. Reckless  1948  1.8 ★ 100 mins Comedies Rated: NR
Crushed to discover that the love of his life is engaged to another man, an oil well digger (William Eythe) will do anything to win her back, including trying to impress her by performing dangerous high-profile stunts out in the oil field. But will his monkeyshines get him the girl -- or a broken neck? Frank McDonald directs this comedy also featuring Barbara Britton and Ian MacDonald.


The Town Went Wild  1944  2.2 ★ 73 mins Comedies Rated: NR
Normally, when two young lovers announce their impending nuptials, their parents are beaming with pride. But when the children of two warring families announce their plans to marry, the fathers literally freak out -- and panic. As it turns out, there's a &NFi;slight&NFi_; possibility that the lovebirds could be brother and sister, thanks to a suspected mix-up at the local hospital. But no one's quite sure how to break the news to the couple. ....


High Sierra  1941  3.7 ★ 100 mins Classics Rated: NR
Humphrey Bogart stars as Roy "Mad Dog" Earle in this 1941 classic. Pardoned after a lengthy stint in prison, Roy looks forward to his newfound freedom, but it seems his release was brokered by a crime lord who wants to recruit him for a heist. Plus, Roy and his partners in the caper, who were all handpicked for him, are angling for one woman's affections: a dancer played by the ravishing Ida Lupino.


High Sierra  1941  3.7 ★ 100 mins Classic Movies Rated: NR RT:94%
Humphrey Bogart stars as Roy "Mad Dog" Earle in this 1941 classic. Pardoned after a lengthy stint in prison, Roy looks forward to his newfound freedom, but it seems his release was brokered by a crime lord who wants to recruit him for a heist. Plus, Roy and his partners in the caper, who were all handpicked for him, are angling for one woman's affections: a dancer played by the ravishing Ida Lupino.


Boom Town Nominated For/Won Awards 1940  3.5 ★ 119 mins Classics Rated: NR
Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy head the cast in this entertaining yarn about a pair of wildcatters out to make a fortune in 1918 Texas. Partners and friends John McMasters (Gable) and Jonathan Sand (Tracy) strike it rich in the oil business but go their separate ways after the woman they both love (Claudette Colbert) ultimately comes between them. When McMasters faces antitrust charges years later, will Sand stand up for his erstwhile cohort?


Boom Town Nominated For/Won Awards 1940  3.5 ★ 119 mins Action & Adventure Rated: NR
Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy head the cast in this entertaining yarn about a pair of wildcatters out to make a fortune in 1918 Texas. Partners and friends John McMasters (Gable) and Jonathan Sand (Tracy) strike it rich in the oil business but go their separate ways after the woman they both love (Claudette Colbert) ultimately comes between them. When McMasters faces antitrust charges years later, will Sand stand up for his erstwhile cohort?


Laurel & Hardy: Way Out West / Block-Heads  1937  3.6 ★ 150 mins Classics Rated: NR
Way Out West and Block-Heads are widely recognized as two of comic duo Laurel and Hardy's greatest masterpieces. In the frontier farce Way Out West, a woman is about to lose her father's deed to land grabbers. Our two heroes come galloping to help, but manage to rescue the wrong damsel. In Block-Heads, Hardy reunites in a veteran's hospital with old army pal Laurel, who stayed in the trenches for 20 years because no one told him the war was over.


Make Way for Tomorrow  1937  3.6 ★ 92 mins Classics Rated: NR
After losing their home to foreclosure, devastated Barkley (Victor Moore) and his wife, Lucy (Beulah Bondi), must part ways because not one of their grown children has room for them both. As the elders try to fit in with their kids' families, they struggle with loneliness. Directed by Leo McCarey and based on a novel by Josephine Lawrence, this moving drama also stars Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell and Porter Hall.


Make Way for Tomorrow  1937  3.6 ★ 92 mins Classic Movies Rated: NR RT:100%
After losing their home to foreclosure, devastated Barkley (Victor Moore) and his wife, Lucy (Beulah Bondi), must part ways because not one of their grown children has room for them both. As the elders try to fit in with their kids' families, they struggle with loneliness. Directed by Leo McCarey and based on a novel by Josephine Lawrence, this moving drama also stars Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell and Porter Hall.


Laurel & Hardy: Way Out West / Block-Heads  1937  3.6 ★ 150 mins Classic Movies Rated: NR
Way Out West and Block-Heads are widely recognized as two of comic duo Laurel and Hardy's greatest masterpieces. In the frontier farce Way Out West, a woman is about to lose her father's deed to land grabbers. Our two heroes come galloping to help, but manage to rescue the wrong damsel. In Block-Heads, Hardy reunites in a veteran's hospital with old army pal Laurel, who stayed in the trenches for 20 years because no one told him the war was over.


Banjo on My Knee Nominated For/Won Awards 1936  3.1 ★ Comedies Rated: NR
When her brand-new husband, Ernie Holley (Joel McCrea), goes on the lam, thinking he has killed a guest at their wedding reception, Pearl (Barbara Stanwyck) heads to New Orleans to track him down in this exuberant showboat musical. John Cromwell directs this rousing adaptation of the comedic Harry Hamilton novel while Walter Brennan, Katherine DeMille, Victor Kilian, Tony Martin and Buddy Ebsen co-star.


The Merry Widow Nominated For/Won Awards 1934  3.6 ★ 99 mins Classics Rated: NR
Ernst Lubitsch's final musical -- which won an Oscar for Best Art Direction -- stars Jeanette MacDonald as Sonia, the wealthiest widow in Marshovia, and Maurice Chevalier as her suitor, Count Danilo. When Sonia realizes that the count has been romancing half the kingdom, she flees to Paris. But because the mythical Eastern European nation will go bankrupt without her tax income, the count sets out to bring Sonia, and her money, back home.


The Merry Widow Nominated For/Won Awards 1934  3.6 ★ 99 mins Classic Movies Rated: NR
Ernst Lubitsch's final musical -- which won an Oscar for Best Art Direction -- stars Jeanette MacDonald as Sonia, the wealthiest widow in Marshovia, and Maurice Chevalier as her suitor, Count Danilo. When Sonia realizes that the count has been romancing half the kingdom, she flees to Paris. But because the mythical Eastern European nation will go bankrupt without her tax income, the count sets out to bring Sonia, and her money, back home.


The Thin Man Nominated For/Won Awards 1934  3.7 ★ 91 mins Classics Rated: NR
The first installment of one of the most successful detective serials in film history introduces stylish sleuthing spouses Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy), who -- between martinis -- investigate the disappearance of a wealthy inventor. Powell and Loy's quick-witted repartee in their crackling debut set a Hollywood tradition, but the film's rapid-fire mystery plot still delights modern viewers.


The Thin Man Nominated For/Won Awards 1934  3.7 ★ 91 mins Classic Movies Rated: NR RT:100%
The first installment of one of the most successful detective serials in film history introduces stylish sleuthing spouses Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy), who -- between martinis -- investigate the disappearance of a wealthy inventor. Powell and Loy's quick-witted repartee in their crackling debut set a Hollywood tradition, but the film's rapid-fire mystery plot still delights modern viewers.


After Tomorrow / Young America  1932  2.8 ★ 149 mins Classics Rated: NR
Frank Borzage helms both classic films in this double feature, which includes After Tomorrow and Young America, both early talkie-era melodramas released in 1932. After Tomorrow, starring Charles Farrell, is a precode (before censorship) film full of risqué language, while Young America stars Spencer Tracy as a man whose wife insists on adopting a problem child who is constantly on the wrong side of the law.


After Tomorrow / Young America  1932  2.8 ★ 149 mins Classic Movies Rated: NR
Frank Borzage helms both classic films in this double feature, which includes After Tomorrow and Young America, both early talkie-era melodramas released in 1932. After Tomorrow, starring Charles Farrell, is a precode (before censorship) film full of risqué language, while Young America stars Spencer Tracy as a man whose wife insists on adopting a problem child who is constantly on the wrong side of the law.


Bad Girl Nominated For/Won Awards 1931  2.8 ★ 90 mins Classics Rated: NR
Industrious, working-class bloke Eddie Collins (James Dunn) is determined to improve his lot in life. But when he meets Dorothy Haley (Sally Eilers), a single night of indiscretion changes everything as Eddie goes to great lengths -- including moonlighting as a boxer -- to become a devoted husband and father. Bringing realism and sensitivity to this compelling drama, Frank Borzage earned a Best Director Academy Award.


Bad Girl Nominated For/Won Awards 1931  2.8 ★ 90 mins Classic Movies Rated: NR
Industrious, working-class bloke Eddie Collins (James Dunn) is determined to improve his lot in life. But when he meets Dorothy Haley (Sally Eilers), a single night of indiscretion changes everything as Eddie goes to great lengths -- including moonlighting as a boxer -- to become a devoted husband and father. Bringing realism and sensitivity to this compelling drama, Frank Borzage earned a Best Director Academy Award.

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