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The Crucible

The Crucible

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Year: 1996

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.

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 A Farewell to Arms (1957)

A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Director: Charles Vidor
Year: 1957

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.

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Year: 1933

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.

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Tristan + Isolde (2006)

Tristan + Isolde (2006)

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Year: 2006

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.

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Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Director: John Cromwell
Year: 1936

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.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Director: Norman Taurog
Year: 1938

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.

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Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Director: John Huston
Year: 1956

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.

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Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage

Director: John Cromwell
Year: 1934

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.

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The Migrants (1974 TV Movie)

The Migrants (1974 TV Movie)

Director: Tom Gries
Year: 1974

This is the story of a simple family, a family that worked hard, loved each other and hoped their hard work would produce a better life for them.

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The McKenzie Break

The McKenzie Break

Director: Lamont Johnson
Year: 1970

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.

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