Monday, August 1, 2011

Flamingo Road (1949)

Starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet, Feed Clark, Dick Elliott, and Russ Conway. Directed by Michael Curtiz. A dancer, stranded in a backwater town, gets a job as a waitress and falls in love with the son of the town sheriff who regards her as a golddigging troublemaker and does his best to break up the romance. Framed on a trumped up morals charge, she is shipped off to prison. Once out of the joint, she returns to town seeking revenge against both men.

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

Starring Burt Lancaster, Joan Fontaine, and Jay Novello. Directed by Norman Foster. A disturbed ex-soldier kills a man in a postwar London pub brawl. Fleeing, he hides out in the apartment of a lonely nurse who, despite misgivings about his violent nature, becomes involved with him and gets him a job driving a medical supplies truck. But a racketeer , who witnessed the killing, demands that the man cooperate with a planned robbery of his next drug shipment.

Marked Woman (1937)

Starring Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Faylen, and Isabel Jewell. Directed by Lloyd Bacon. When the client of a young woman working as a hostess in a club run by a ruthless gangster is murdered, she at first refuses to cooperate with the prosecutor and the gangster is acquitted. When one of the gangster's thugs kills her sister she decides to talk and is beaten into difigurement; at her bedside all the hostesses agree to testify.

Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Telly Savalas, Edmond O'Brien, Betty Field, Hugh Marlowe, Neville Brand, Whit Bissell, and James Westerfield. Directed by John Frankenheimer. A withdrawn prison inmate serving a life sentence cures a sick bird that flies into his cell and eventually becomes a world-renowned ornithologist.

Crime of Passion (1957)

Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray, Stuart Whitman, Royal Dano, Malcolm Atterbury, and Joe Conley. Directed by William A. Berke. A smart and tough advice columnist at a San Francisco newspaper impulsively marries a Los Angeles police detective and gives up her career and becomes a homemaker. After hosting several cocktail parties in their San Fernando Valley home, she realizes that her husband is content with his position and shows no ambition in furthering himself. She personally takes upon herself the task of pushing his career along, even if it comes down to murder.

Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Starring Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Ruth Warrick, Roy Roberts, and Peggy Ann Garner. Directed by Otto Preminger. A commercial artist who is involved with a married lawyer meets a returning veteran, a decent and caring man whom she does not love. She marries him. . . .just as the lawyer gets his divorce.

The Ashphalt Jungle (1950)

Starring Sterling Hayden, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, John McIntire, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Strother Martin, Sam Jaffe, Marc Lawrence, and Ray Teal. Directed by John Huston. A career criminal who has just been released from prison immediately seeks out financial backing for a heist that he has been plotting - the robbery of a jewelry store.

I'm a Believer
The Monkees (1967)

Love is Here and Now You're Gone
The Supremes (1967)

Standing in the Shadows of Love
The Four Tops (1967)

Him or Me - What's It Gonna Be
Paul Revere & The Raiders (1967)

There's a Kind of Hush
Herman's Hermits (1967)

Baby I Need Your Lovin'
Johnny Rivers (1967)

Happy Together
The Turtles (1967)