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Lauren Bacall
September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014 (age 89)
Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924 – August 12, 2014) was an American actress and singer known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. She was named the 20th greatest female star of Classic Hollywood cinema by the American Film Institute, and received an Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2009, "in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of... full bio
Dogville
[2003]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 2h 58min
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A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...
Birth
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 40min
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A young boy attempts to convince a woman that he is her dead husband reborn.
The Big Sleep
[1946]
 
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Movie | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery | 1h 54min
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
Murder on the Orient Express
[1974]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 8min
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In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
The Forger
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community.
The Mirror Has Two Faces
[1996]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 6min
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A shy, middle-aged professor enters into a romantic but non-physical relationship with an unlucky-in-love colleague.
Key Largo
[1948]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 40min
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A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.
The Shootist
[1976]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Western | 1h 40min
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A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.
The Walker
[2007]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 48min
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An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
To Have and Have Not
[1944]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 1h 40min
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During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.
How to Marry a Millionaire
[1953]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 35min
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Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.
Dark Passage
[1947]
 
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Movie | Film-Noir, Thriller | 1h 46min
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A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.
Written on the Wind
[1956]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 39min
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Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister.
Harper
[1966]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 2h 1min
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Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.
Appointment with Death
[1988]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 42min
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When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects.
Diamonds
[1999]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Mystery | 1h 31min
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Mystery about an ex-prizefighter who embarks on a journey to find 13 missing diamonds.
Designing Woman
[1957]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 58min
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A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common.
Sex and the Single Girl
[1964]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 50min
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A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.
The Fan
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1h 35min
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Douglas, a record salesman, is an obsessive fan of actress Sally Ross. When his letters are rejected, he strikes out at her and her loved ones.
Mr. North
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 33min
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Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his tendency to collect negative charges and give shocks to anyone he touches. In his adventures he befriends an old man who is a shut-in and helps him rediscover the world.
Blood Alley
[1955]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure | 1h 50min
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His ship seized by the Chinese Communists, American Merchant Captain Tom Wilder languishes in prison but Chinese villagers help him escape to sail them to Hong-Kong.
Young Man with a Horn
[1950]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 1h 52min
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A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).
Dogville Confessions
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 52min
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This film depicts the intense drama that takes place during the making of Dogville. Lars von Trier and Nicole Kidman work through this creative process under very extreme conditions.
North West Frontier
[1959]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama | 2h 9min
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In British India, a young prince must be taken to safey across rebel-held territory, and an old train is the only way to do it.
The Limit
[2004]
 
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Video | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 23min
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An elderly woman turns the tables on her kidnapper.
Presence of Mind
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 1h 34min
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Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella Jones). She is hired by their uncle, the Master (Harvey Keitel), who became the guardian of the youngsters after the death of their parents. While the governess... see more
Le jour et la nuit
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 48min
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The Cobweb
[1955]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 14min
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At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to design and make new drapes for the library. Mrs. Karen McIver, who is neglected by her hardworking husband (and a bit unbalanced herself), wants to make her mark on the clinic, so she orders new drapes. Miss Inch... see more
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 10min
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Katharine Hepburn talks about her life from the start, through all her film years, her relationship with Spencer Tracy, and what she does with her time currently.
TV Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 50min
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Biography of billionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke looks at her bizarre lifestyle, including her troubled childhood, her world traveling for audiences with mystics, a face lift at age 79, and her mysterious death in 1993 at age 80. But even upon her death, oddities continued as she left the affairs of her hotly contested estate to her hard-drinking butler, who had controlled much of her life and was... see more
Madeline: Lost in Paris
[1999]
 
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Movie | Animation, Family | 1h 14min
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a man pretending to be Madeline's uncle kidnaps her and plans to steal her inheritance.
Bright Leaf
[1950]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 50min
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In 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes.
Confidential Agent
[1945]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 58min
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During the Spanish Civil War, a republican courier travels to England to try and buy coal. He meets with an amount of local hostility, while his life is at risk from those on the fascist side. Support comes from an unlikely if attractive quarter.
Woman's World
[1954]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
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An executive plans to fill a high-ranking position by interviewing the candidates' wives.
TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1h 32min
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Two runaway kids hide in a museum. Once they are locked inside overnight, they try to solve a mystery about a statue supposedly carved by Michaelangelo, known as "The Angel". Will they solve the mystery in time?
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 26min
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The childhood, adolescence, and incredible adult years of Al Hirshfeld, celebrated creator of thousands of line drawings of famous people - many in the entertainment industry - over a span of more than sixty years. He is still drawing in his nineties. His interesting domestic life, political, and cultural views are highlights. In addition, he talks about himself a bit - seriously and lightly.(At one... see more
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 29min
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The making of 'Casablanca'.
The Portrait
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 30min
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After a long absence, artist Margaret Church returns to her aging parent's home to finish a portrait of them. Her parents, Gardner and Fanny Church, unbeknownst to Margaret have sold the family home and are moving. While coming to grips with the loss of her childhood home and the memories it held, Margaret must deal with many issues ranging from her father's frequent and disturbing memory lapses, to... see more
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 2h 6min
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Biography of risk-taker and raconteur John Huston from his childhood to become one of the most highly respected filmmakers in the world.
Wide Blue Yonder
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 22min
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A black comedy about an old rogue named Wally, who breaks all the rules to fulfill an old friends dying wish to be buried at sea.
A Star for Two
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 31min
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Teenage lovers in the 1940s are separated by World War II and then later reunited in the 1980s, but encounter new complications when they try to rekindle their relationship..
The Gift of Love
[1958]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 45min
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Fearing she will die, a physicist's wife hopes her husband will be consoled by the orphan she adopts.
The Venice Project
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 26min
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In this drama, the future of art is examined from two vantage points: the years 1699 and 1999. Roland is an avant-garde artist in Venice, California whose sister, Countess Camilla Volta , lives on their family's estate in Venice, Italy.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h
Her story is well-known - the lonely child who yearned for affection and approval which she finally seemed to find as Hollywood's greatest love goddess. But even though she scaled heights few could even dream of, she was one of the loneliest of stars. And yet, in spite of the breakdowns, the failed marriages, the sordid rumors surrounding her life -- and her death
TV Special | 30min
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Premio Donostia translates to The Donostia Award. It is an honorific award given every year to either one, two or several actors and occasionally to directors in the San Sebastián International Film Festival, in Spain. It was created in 1986, and this short film honours the 2006 winners who were Max Von Sydow and Matt Dillon.
The 51st Annual Academy Awards
[1979]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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The Best of Film Noir
[1999]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h
Uses over 30 film clips and interviews about the tough guys and the femme fatales to illustrate the aspects of the film noir genre. Jeffrey Wells discusses _Big Sleep, The (1946)_, Touch of Evil (1958), Kiss Me Deadly (1955), D.O.A. (1950), Out of the Past (1947), _Against All Odds_, Laura (1944), and Kiss of Death (1947). Film noir is Hollywood's truly original vision of the shadowy, smoky underworld... see more
Home Stories
[1990]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 6min
Directed by:
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe
[1966]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 50min
Directed by:
John Huston, who directed Monroe in her first major film and her last completed role, pays tribute to the life and career of the tragic actress.
Hollywood on the Tiber
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 10min
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Biggest Hollywood stars in Italy from 1950 to 1970 through Cinecittà Luce's archives.
Innocent Victim
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 29min
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A woman is attempting to cope with her son's tragic death when her mother arrives on an ill-timed visit with her own remedies.
Hollywood on Trial
[1976]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 45min
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The documentary analyzes a dark period in Hollywood's history due to the Red Scare of the 1940's and 1950's, when actors, writers and directors were persecuted and investigated by the House of Un-American Activities Committee after being considered suspects of committing Anti-American acts by preaching the Communism in their films and television shows.
Perfect Gentlemen
[1978]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 40min
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Women whose husbands are incarcerated decide to band together to rob a bank, posing as male bank-robbers.
Howard Hawks: American Artist
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
Directed by:
Marilyn
[1963]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 23min
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Rock Hudson narrates a compilation of clips from Marilyn Monroe's 20th Century-Fox movies. The documentary traces Monroe's early studio beginnings as a bit player in "A Ticket to Tomahawk" to her final screen moments in the unfinished "Something's Got to Give."
Applause
[1973]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Musical | 1h 40min
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An aspiring actress, whose sugar-coated appearance belies her ruthless drive, worms herself into the life of an aging star and schemes to replace her on the stage as the star of a new play.
Gregory Peck: His Own Man
[1988]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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HIS OWN MAN One of Hollywood's most enduring and popular stars draws on his memories to tell the amusing and touching story of how it was when the studios ruled supreme, and how a shy and inarticulate boy from a broken family could rise to super stardom to become one of the most handsome, attractive and respected of movie leading men. His early career proved his talent; his later years showed that... see more
Judy Garland's Hollywood
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
Blithe Spirit
[1956]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Fantasy | 1h 15min
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Television adaptation of Noel Coward's famous play about an unhappily married man plagued by the spirit of his dead previous wife.
Eve
[2008]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Romance, Short | 17min
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Kate is a young woman visiting her grandmother to talk about her mother "Eve" but instead she surprisingly ends up as both chauffeur and chaperone on her grandmother's romantic dinner date with a widower named Joe.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 57min
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A documentary filmography of Howard Hawks, including lengthy footage of Hawks himself discussing his films and many clips from his best-known pictures.
New York at the Movies
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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Meryl Streep conducts us to a trip to New York City as presented in many films during the 20th Century, and how its cultural importance and impact are important to viewers. With a comprehensive gathering of clips from films between 1910's and 1990's, the documentary presents the mandatory classic films that presented the city and its multiple cultural variations, situations and the great stories filmed... see more
Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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The American Cinematheque brings Nicole Kidman together with her friends, family, and past co-stars to honor her for her contributions to film.
The Road to Manderlay
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 45min
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The documentary follows the making of Lars von Trier's film Manderlay (2005).
Documentary | Documentary | 59min
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Premiere Bond: Opening Nights
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 13min
Directed by:
Documentary
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In the early 20th Century, tobacco merchants were unaware of the danger of their increasingly popular product. Smoke & Mirrors documents the rise of the cigarette, and the tobacco industry's subsequent attempts to conceal its emerging link with cancer and other smoking-related illnesses. Throughout the 1940's, the scientific case against the cigarette was building. However, despite the evidence that... see more
Greta Garbo: A Lone Star
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 45min
Directed by:
TV Special | Reality-TV
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 30min
Directed by:
About the relationship of Humphery Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
Mia and Roman
[1968]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 23min
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary | 50min
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 45min
Directed by:
Circus of the Stars #3
[1979]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Family
Documentary | 18min
This MGM short introduces some of the movies the studio will be releasing in 1955. Presented by George Murphy they include Jupiter's Darling (1955) with Esther Williams, Bedevilled (1955) with Anne Baxter and Steve Forrest, The Glass Slipper (1955) with Leslie Caron, Interrupted Melody (1955), Hit the Deck (1955), The King's Thief (1955), Love Me or Leave Me (1955), Moonfleet (1955), The Prodigal (1955)... see more
CBS: On the Air
[1978]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary | 7h 30min
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7-part series celebrating the first 50 years of CBS broadcasting.
On the Bridge
[1992]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 35min
Directed by:
A documentary of director Perry's own fight with cancer, which he ultimately lost in 1995.
Six Sides of Katharine Hepburn
[2018]
 
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Short Movie | Biography, Documentary, History, Short | 44min
Kissing
[2018]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 3min
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Kissing is a small town in Bavaria, Germany. Kisses are for free there. And love is in the air .
Howl's Moving Castle
[2004]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Family | 1h 59min
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When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.
Trumbo
[2015]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 4min
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In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Misery
[1990]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 47min
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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Ernest & Celestine
[2012]
 
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Movie | Animation, Comedy, Crime | 1h 20min
The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.
Manderlay
[2005]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 19min
Directed by:
A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s.
The 87th Annual Academy Awards
[2015]
 
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TV Special | 3h 43min
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.
My Fellow Americans
[1996]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Comedy | 1h 41min
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Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.
Ready to Wear
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 13min
Directed by:
A chronicle of the interconnected lives of a group of people in the lead up to Paris Fashion Week.
And the Oscar Goes To...
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 27min
The history of the Academy Awards.
Love, Marilyn
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 47min
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Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.
Inside the Actors Studio
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h 5min
Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards
[2010]
 
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TV Special | 3h 37min
Directed by:
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the Oscars.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 26min
A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.
All I Want for Christmas
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family, Romance | 1h 32min
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A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.
The Rockford Files
[1974]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.
Chicago Hope
[1994]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
Created by:
The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
[2008]
 
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Video | Adventure, Animation, Comedy | 1h 15min
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Scooby-Doo and Shaggy must go into the underworld ruled by the Goblin King in order to stop a mortal named The Amazing Krudsky who wants power and is a threat to their pals, Fred, Velma and Daphne.
Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 26min
Directed by:
In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette in his hand was a half-century earlier when his Technicolor camerawork was awarded for Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus. Beyond John Huston's The African Queen and King Vidor's War and Peace, the films of... see more
Reagan
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 45min
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Reagan examines the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president Ronald Reagan.
The 78th Annual Academy Awards
[2006]
 
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TV Special | Music | 3h 34min
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Films contending for the annual awards include Brokeback Mountain (2005), Capote (2005), Crash (2004), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and Munich (2005).
Trumbo
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 36min
Directed by:
Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. Trumbo was one of several writers, directors, and actors who invoked the First Amendment in refusing to answer questions under oath. They were blacklisted and imprisoned. We follow Trumbo to prison, to exile in Mexico... see more
La classe américaine
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 10min
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George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe Américaine is a montage of scenes taken from the Warner Bros. catalog and dubbed to fit the narration of what is arguably the greatest story ever told.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
[2014]
 
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TV Special | 2h 7min
Directed by:
An awards ceremony honoring the best in American prime time television programming.
Making the Boys
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Romance | 1h 30min
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On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. Beloved by some for breaking new ground, and condemned by others for reinforcing gay stereotypes, The Boys in the Band sparked heated controversy that still exists four decades... see more
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
Directed by:
Comedian Rosie O'Donnell produces and hosts her first daytime talk show that focuses on interviews with celebrities about acting, writing, charity work and family life.
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days
[2001]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 30min
Directed by:
Documentary about the moviestar's last months including her tumultuous love affairs, drug and alcohol dependency, depression and eventual firing from her final film, 20th Century Fox's "Something's Got To Give". Features several first time interviews with the people surrounding Monroe at the end of her life, behind the scenes footage and stills, and the assembled footage from her final film, co-starring... see more
Get Bruce
[1999]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 22min
Directed by:
Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see photos of his childhood; in Chicago, he writes for the Tribune and then heads West. Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Bette Midler talk with him and to the camera about working with Bruce, and... see more
The 71st Annual Academy Awards
[1999]
 
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TV Special | Family
Directed by:
Patterns
[1956]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 23min
Directed by:
When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds.
These Foolish Things
[2005]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 47min
A young actress seeks to follow in her famous mother's footsteps.
The Howard Stern Radio Show
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
Directed by:
Key bits and highlights from Stern's daily syndicated radio program.
What's My Line?
[1950]
 
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TV Series | Family, Game-Show | 30min
Directed by:
Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.
American Masters
[1985]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 1h 30min
Created by:
Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included Charles Chaplin, Helen Hayes, pop icon Andy Warhol, singer Billie Holiday and composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein.
HealtH
[1980]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 45min
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A parody and satire of the U.S. political scene of the time, HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
So Graham Norton
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 50min
Outrageous late-night talk show with celebrity guests, shocking audience confessions and bizarre internet sites.
The 65th Annual Academy Awards
[1993]
 
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TV Special | Family
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 30min
In 1995, Chasen's closed its doors after 60 years of serving chili to movie stars and visiting dignitaries, Presidents and the Pope. During its two final weeks, Chasen regulars (actors and producers), staff, and management sat for interviews. There's an Oscar party for 1500, footage and photos of famous diners, and time with Tommy Gallagher, the ebullient head waiter until retirement in 1994, his son... see more
Great Performances
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Drama, Music
"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. Jason Robards, Jr. gave the collective performance of his career. Colleen Dewhurst perfection, Elizabeth Wilson superior, a joyous ensemble.
CBS News Sunday Morning
[1979]
 
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TV Series | News | 1h 30min
The news show that does personal interest pieces, and has done since 1979. Anything from interviews with actors, political figures, athletes, musicians, costume designers, fashion designers, restaurant owners, charity heads, kids with special talents, everything you can think of. It is going on since Charles Karault started in the early years, and Charles Osgood picked up where he left off to reti... see more
Parkinson
[1971]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 50min
Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.
The Dick Cavett Show
[1968]
 
My rating
TV Series | Music, Talk-Show | 1h 30min
Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, perhaps too much so for television.
The 59th Annual Academy Awards
[1987]
 
My rating
TV Special | Family
Directed by:
The official, annual, Hollywood award show that hands out many movie honors, including the Oscars. That year's show was hosted by Ralph Bellamy, and saw big wins by Marlee Matlin, Paul Newman, and Michael Caine.
V Graham Norton
[2002]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 30min
Directed by:
Virtually the same format as "So Graham Norton" but a shorter show for a daily Monday to Friday late evening slot recorded earlier on the day of broadcast. Full of sexual innuendo, crude stories and glamorous guests.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
Directed by:
Empire State Building Murders
[2008]
 
My rating
TV Movie | Crime | 1h 28min
Directed by:
A tribute and doc-crime-drama celebrating American film noir and the icons of the Hollywood golden age. It recaptures the time and place of New York in the 30's and 40s as well as plays with the codes and references of the genre.
Martha
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
Martha Stewart, along with special guests and her studio audience, demonstrate ideas, projects, and techniques ranging from cooking and entertaining to decorating and home renovating.
The Directors
[1997]
 
My rating
TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 1h
A documentary series focusing on some of cinema's greatest film directors.
Shock Treatment
[1964]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 34min
Directed by:
An actor hired to locate $1 million in stolen loot endures the rigors of an insane asylum.
The Match Game
[1962]
 
My rating
TV Series | Game-Show | 25min
This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a chicken} that'll/this'll read(ing) by the host/star (Gene Rayburn) and one(1) member of the team wrote/writes the answer {e.g.: Leg}. The 1st and 2nd Members of the team has/having the same answer is/are matched and that'll/this'll... see more
Night of 100 Stars
[1982]
 
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TV Special | Comedy, Family, Music | 3h
Directed by:
All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.
The Early Show
[1999]
 
My rating
TV Series | News, Talk-Show | 2h
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe
[2005]
 
My rating
TV Special | 30min
Directed by:
Premio Donostia translates to The Donostia Award. It is an honorific award given every year to either one, two or several actors and occasionally to directors in the San Sebastián International Film Festival, in Spain. It was created in 1986, and this short film honours the 2005 winner who was Willem Dafoe.
Very Important Pennis
[1995]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Dennis Is Back And This Time Its Not Just England Now The Whole World Is In Trouble As Dennis Travels Around The World Interviewing More Celebrities Than Ever Before And Even Touring The BBC Televison Centre
Documentary | Documentary | 2h 30min
Directed by:
The first half century of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation from its beginnings under Hungarian immigrant William Fox to it emergence as a major studio.
The Dame Edna Experience
[1987]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show
In each of these comical talk-show-parodies, without actual script continuity, the outrageously frocked diva-type character Dame Edna Everage, a transvestite part of Australian comedian Barry Humphries, receives in her exclusive, grand luxury residence, where she 'holds court' for the happy few, several international celebrities (actors, singers...) which are all expected to be humbly grateful for... see more
Password All-Stars
[1961]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show | 30min
Directed by:
Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.
Two Guys from Milwaukee
[1946]
 
My rating
Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
Directed by:
Balkan Prince Henry has two wishes, to meet Lauren Bacall and see the "real" America. He befriends cabbie Buzz Williams and, without knowing the microphone is live, the two stage a debate on democracy versus monarchy broadcast back to the Prince's homeland. A plebiscite there puts Henry out of a job. Flying to MIlwaukee to become a beer salesman, he meets Bacall on the seat next to his, but a tap on... see more
Wogan
[1982]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show | 35min
Long-running talk show featuring relaxed and informal chat with celebrity guests.
TV Series | Drama, News, Talk-Show | 1h
Veteran journalist Barbara Walters interviews a variety of entertainers, politicians, athletes and other public figures.
The Fifties
[1997]
 
My rating
Mini Series | Documentary, History
Directed by:
Dinner at Eight
[1989]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 35min
Directed by:
Society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat oblivious to the health and financial problems of her husband.
The 27th Annual Academy Awards
[1955]
 
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TV Special | Family
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards give out prestigious awards to some of America's favorite entertainers in film and television!
A Little Piece of Sunshine
[1990]
 
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TV Movie | Thriller | 1h 36min
Directed by:
Sunshine, an idyllic and almost forgotten island under British rule, is shortly to become independent. But a few days before this event is to take place, the British governor of the island is shot. Her Majesty's secret service is called in and Sam McCready asks Desmond Hannah of Scotland Yard to take charge of the case. When Hannah arrives on Sunshine, he notices the subdued atmosphere of fear reigning... see more
The Rat Pack
[1999]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, Music | 3h 20min
Directed by:
From the moment Sinatra met each member of the Pack to their relationships with the Mob and the Kennedys, this intimate profile reveals what every fan has always wanted to know about THE RAT PACK.
Nulle part ailleurs
[1987]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | 2h
Directed by:
One of the best all time before-prime-time show in France especially the mythical conduction of the couple Antoine de Caune and Philippe Gildas...every night with high level french and international celebrity and delirious sketches and imitations of de Caunes and friends.
Screen One
[1985]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Anthology of unconnected films of different genres.
The Danny Kaye Show
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Music | 1h
Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.
The Dick Cavett Show
[1975]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
Blast 'Em
[1992]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 43min
Directed by:
This is an entertaining documentary about the frenzied competition among paparazzi for celeb photos. It follows Victor Malafronte who pursues the likes of Michael J Fox (with wife and baby) and John Kennedy Jr (on rollerblades). He admits he has little sympathy for the privacy of his prey.
Sunday Showcase
[1959]
 
My rating
TV Series | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h
A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.
Hollywood Greats
[1977]
 
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TV Series | Documentary, History | 40min
Directed by:
Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.
The DuPont Show of the Week
[1961]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1h
Corazón, corazón
[1993]
 
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TV Series | 30min
Person to Person
[1953]
 
My rating
TV Series | Documentary, News | 30min
Interviews with figures from public life.
The 49th Annual Tony Awards
[1995]
 
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TV Special
Directed by:
The 47th Annual Academy Awards
[1975]
 
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TV Special
Directed by:
The 47th annual Academy Awards live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, April 8th, 1975.
I due Kennedy
[1970]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h 1min
Directed by:
Producers' Showcase
[1954]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1h 30min
This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.
Ford Star Jubilee
[1955]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 30min
ABC Stage 67
[1966]
 
My rating
TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 51min
A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.
Hollywood: The Great Stars
[1963]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary, History | 51min
Directed by:
Host Henry Fonda follows the creation of the star system with Mary Pickford in the Silent Era through its demise in the early Sixties.
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall
[1948]
 
My rating
TV Series | Music | 1h
Directed by:
Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast and named it The Supper Club. In 1950 Como and his Sponsors moved to CBS and named this The Perry Como Chesterfield Show.
100 Years at the Movies
[1994]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 9min
Directed by:
Commemorates the centennial of American movies with a montage of clips and music scores from the most important movies of the century.
Private Screenings
[1995]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show
The host of this series is noted writer and film historian Robert Osborne. Each episode consists of Osborne conducting an interview with an actor or actress of Hollywood's "Golden" era of the 1920s - 1960s. Clips of the artist's work in film are liberally included in the program.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 10min
Directed by:
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 23min
A compilation of out-takes from the movies.
Bogart: The Untold Story
[1996]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary | 46min
Directed by:
Stephen H. Bogart narrates the rise to fame of his father, Humphrey Bogart through the use film clips, written material and interviews of friends and co-workers, emphasizing how he got to know him better.
Scene by Scene
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show
The 51st Annual Tony Awards
[1997]
 
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TV Special | Music
Directed by:
ABC 2000: The Millennium
[1999]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
Directed by:
ABC 2000 was perhaps the most elaborate, complex and ambitious televison program produced. ABCNews placed correspondents and production teams on every continent, anchored by Peter Jennings for 24 hours non-stop. ABC celebrated the Millennium by showing viewers the world wide Coverage.
Documentary | Documentary | 26min
Directed by:
Documentary | Documentary | 2h
In 1976, William Wyler became the fourth recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, following John Ford, James Cagney and Orson Welles. The winner of three Best Director Academy Awards (and a record twelve nominations), Wyler has directed more Oscar-winning performances than any other director: Walter Brennan (twice), Bette Davis, Fay Bainter, Greer Garson, Teresa Wright... see more
The Hollywood Ten
[1950]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History, Short | 15min
Directed by:
A brief look at The Hollywood Ten, a group of screenwriters and directors charged of contempt of court after challenging the House of Anti-American Activities and their controversial and self-incriminatory questions during the red scare. With that act of defiance, they were sentenced to one year in prison simply for speaking their minds and exercising their constitutional rights as concerned citizens... see more
Showbiz Today
[1984]
 
My rating
TV Series | News
Aspel & Company
[1984]
 
My rating
TV Series | Talk-Show
Directed by:
Middle-of-the-road celebrity chat show hosted by smooth presenter Michael Aspel.
Sixty Years of Seduction
[1981]
 
My rating
Documentary | Documentary, Romance | 1h 40min
Directed by:
Documentary about Hollywood's glamourous stars, with comments from five actors on TV's edition studio.