Two former co-stars of Streetcar Named Desire reunite in this glorious Technicolor western starring and directed by Marlon Brando.
Some desperado's rob a Mexican bank. One takes the loot the other gets thrown in the slammer. When he gets out he goes on the hunt for his old pal, who is now a respectable sheriff in California. Great Scenery, strong music and compelling performances from Karl Malden and Slim Pickens in this tale of the dusty trail.
Saddle up pardner, we're headed west.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
Golden armed card dealer and recovering heroin addict Frankie "Machine" Majcinek gets out of prison and decides to return to Chicago's polish south side to straighten up. Nominated for three Oscars this Otto Preminger film was controversial upon its release. Frank Sinatra stars in the role of a lifetime. Elmer Bernsteins memorable jazz score along with an all star cast including Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Darren McGavin and Arnold Stang make this a must see for every film fan and student of cinema
20 Million Miles To Earth (1957)
A manned spaceship crashes into the sea on the way back from Venus losing its precious cargo. Colonel Robert Calder played by William Hopper of Perry Mason fame, is the lone human survivor who takes on the task of reigning in the rampage of the other survivor . A gelatinous blob that soon moves up a few notches in scale. All kinds of scales! This one has it all. Rockets, space monsters, damsels in distress and mayhem. Stop motion animation from Ray Harryhausen make this fun for kids of all ages!
Meet John Doe (1941)
What starts out as some "fake news" from "grassroots" political campaign created by a fired newspaper columnist played by Barbara Stanwyck resonates across America and becomes a full blown national phenomenon after she hires a homeless man in need of some cash, portrayed by the legendary Gary Cooper, to play the part of her fictitious "everyman". This film earned an Oscar nomination for best story. A Frank Capra classic. The parallel to today is uncanny.