Showing 21 search results for "Based on Literature"
The CrucibleDirector: Nicholas Hytner
17th-century Salem, Massachusetts - a group of teenage girls meets in the woods at midnight for a secret love-conjuring ceremony. But instead of love, Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder, Heathers) wishes for the death of her former lover's (Daniel Day-Lewis, The Last of the Mohicans) wife (Joan Allen, The Ice Storm). When the ceremony is witnessed by one of the town’s ministers, the girls are accused of witchcraft.
A Farewell to Arms (1957)Director: Charles Vidor
This gripping version of the legendary writer's World War I masterpiece stars Rock Hudson (Giant, Seconds) as an ambulance driver and Jennifer Jones (Portrait of Jennie, Duel in the Sun) as the nurse he falls in love with.
Alice in WonderlandDirector: Norman Z. McLeod
Alice’s fantastic adventures lead her straight to some of the most memorable characters ever imagined including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.
Little Lord FauntleroyDirector: John Cromwell
John Cromwell's 1936 film version of LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY is the definitive rendering of Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved novel, a heartwarming classic with delightful performances from Freddie Bartholomew and Mickey Rooney.
Tristan + Isolde (2006)Director: Kevin Reynolds
Before Romeo & Juliet, there was Tristan & Isolde! From executive producer Ridley Scott (Gladiator) and director Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) comes a sweeping, action-packed saga of epic battles, political intrigue and forbidden passion, set in a time when the lines between heroism and savagery were etched in fire and carved out with broadswords.
The Adventures of Tom SawyerDirector: Norman Taurog
In this adaptation of the Mark Twain classic, young Tom Sawyer (Tommy Kelly) is a big troublemaker. But sometimes Tom's mischief gets him in over his head, and when he and his pal, Huckleberry Finn (Jackie Moran), witness a murder, they take a vow of silence and head down the river on a raft.
Moby DickDirector: John Huston
Spectacular retelling of Herman Melville's classic, masterfully directed by John Huston (The Unforgiven). Consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck) has but one purpose in life - revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him.
Of Human BondageDirector: John Cromwell
In John Cromwell's adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's OF HUMAN BONDAGE, Leslie Howard (GONE WITH THE WIND) stars as Philip, a British medical student who becomes infatuated with a most unlikely woman: a vulgar waitress named Mildred (Davis). Davis fearlessly embraces Mildred's dark side, and delivered an erotic yet malevolent performance that launched her to the forefront of Hollywood's leading ladies.
The McKenzie BreakDirector: Lamont Johnson
In the closing days of World War II, German prisoners riot in a POW Camp in Scotland. Fearful of a mass escape attempt, the British Army sends in an unorthodox Irish Captain in hopes of discovering exactly what is going on. The Irishman at once comes into conflict with the senior prisoner, a U-Boat commander, and the two must match wits, knowing that only one will emerge victorious.