Red-Headed Woman is a 1932 film of the Pre-Code era, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, based on a novel by Katherine Brush, and with a screenplay by Anita Loos. It was directed by Jack Conway. ...more on Wikipedia about "Red-Headed Woman"
Rio Rita is an Abbott and Costello movie released in 1942 by MGM. Abbott & Costello star as Doc & Wishey who run into Nazis who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rio Rita"
Shaft is a 1971 blaxploitation film which tells the story of a detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem and to the Italian mob in order to find the missing daughter of a black mobster. It stars Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John, Gwenn Mitchell and Lawrence Pressman. The movie was adapted by Ernest Tidyman and John D. F. Black from the novel by Tidyman. It was directed by Gordon Parks. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shaft (1971 film)"
Souls for Sale is a 1923 silent film written, directed, and produced by Rupert Hughes from his novel of the same name. The film featured Eleanor Boardman in her first leading role, having won a contract with Goldwyn Studios through their "New Faces of 1921" contest just two years prior. The film is most notable for its insights into the early film industry. Among the significant cameos in the film are appearances by directors King Vidor, Fred Niblo, Marshall Neilan, Charlie Chaplin, and Erich von Stroheim, as well as a number of actors, producers, and other filmmakers. Souls for Sale includes rare behind-the-scenes footage of Chaplin and von Stroheim directing the films A Woman in Paris and Greed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Souls for Sale"
Spaceballs is a 1987 science fiction spoof movie written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks. ...more on Wikipedia about "Spaceballs"
State of the Union is a 1946 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay, which was adapted into a 1948 film directed by Frank Capra. The film, which starred Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, was Capra's first and only project for MGM Pictures. Its screenplay was written by Myles Connolly and Anthony Veiller. The screenplay deviated most from the play in its absence of the play's sardonic wit and more controversial themes. ...more on Wikipedia about "State of the Union (film)"
That Championship Season is 1999 television film about a four members of a championship high school basketball team, along with their coach, that reunite 20 years later. The film is based on Jason Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name (Miller also adapted the script). ...more on Wikipedia about "That Championship Season"
That's Entertainment! is a 1974 documentary film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was followed by two sequels and a related film called That's Dancing!. ...more on Wikipedia about "That's Entertainment!"
The Decks Ran Red is a 1958 MGM sea-going suspense drama based on the book Infamy at Sea, and directed by Andrew L. Stone. The film received generally poor reviews, but received wide viewership for Dororthy Dandridge's role. Filming took place in southern California aboard the Chios, Greece-registered SS IGOR (originally the SS PHILIP C. SHERA), a World War II Liberty Ship owned by the Los and Pezas shipowning families. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Decks Ran Red"
The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film directed by Robert Aldrich from the novel by E.M. Nathanson. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Dirty Dozen"
The Fog is a 1980 horror movie directed by John Carpenter, who also wrote the screenplay and composed the music of the film. It stars Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins and Janet Leigh. It was released by Avco Embassy and distributed by MGM. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Fog"
The Great Caruso is a highly fictionalized film biography of the life of tenor Enrico Caruso. Released by MGM in 1951, the film starred Mario Lanza as Caruso and Ann Blyth as his wife Dorothy. It also featured a large number of Metropolitan Opera stars, notably the soprano Dorothy Kirsten. Directed by Richard Thorpe, The Great Caruso was an enormous commercial success — largely on the strength of its star Mario Lanza's performance. Newsweek wrote that, "Lanza brings to the role not only a fine, natural and remarkably powerful voice, but a physique and personal mannerisms reminiscent of the immortal Caruso." ...more on Wikipedia about "The Great Caruso"
The Great Ziegfeld is a 1936 film. Although Florenz Ziegfeld's life provides a plot thread for this movie, it's really meant to showcase a series of spectacular musical productions. The film includes original music by Walter Donaldson and Irving Berlin. In its cast were William Powell (as Ziegfeld), Myrna Loy (as Ziegfeld's wife Billie Burke), Luise Rainer (as the actress Anna Held), Nat Pendleton (as strongman Eugen Sandow), Frank Morgan and Virginia Bruce. Ziegfeld performers Fanny Brice and Ray Bolger played themselves. Dennis Morgan, in an uncredited role, performed the song "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody". ...more on Wikipedia about "The Great Ziegfeld"
The Last Hunt is a 1956 western film directed by Richard Brooks and starring Robert Taylor and Stewart Granger. The film was shot at the Badlands National Park and Custer State Park in South Dakota during the then-annual "thinning" of the buffalo herd. Actual footage of buffalo being shot and killed (by government marksmen) was used for the film. Brooks adapted the Milton Lott novel of the same name for the screenplay, The film marked the first of only three westerns directed by Brooks, and was his first release following the critically acclaimed Blackboard Jungle. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Last Hunt"
The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Based on the play of the same name by Philip Barry, the film is about a bride-to-be whose plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her cynical but romantic ex-husband (Grant), and a cynical but romantic journalist (Stewart). The film co-starred Ruth Hussey, Mary Nash, Roland Young, Virginia Weidler and Henry Daniell. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Philadelphia Story"
The Pink Panther is a 2006 comedy film. In this prequel to the original 1964 Peter Sellers movie, the detective ( Steve Martin) has to solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Pink Panther (2006 film)"
The Subject Was Roses is a Pulitzer Prize-winning 1964 play written by Frank D. Gilroy, who also adapted it for the 1968 film of the same title. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Subject Was Roses"
The Thin Man is the title of the first of six comic detective films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a hard-drinking and flirtatious married couple who banter wittily as they easily solve crimes. Their dog, the Wire-Haired Fox Terrier, Asta, played by Skippy, was also a popular character. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Thin Man"
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is based on L. Frank Baum's turn-of-the-century children's story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in which a resourceful American girl is snatched up by a Kansas tornado and deposited in a fantastic land of witches, talking scarecrows, cowardly lions, and more. It stars Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton. It also featured a cast of little people in the roles of the munchkins including Jerry Maren in the Lollipop Guild and Meinhardt Raabe as the Munchkin Coroner. While not the first feature film produced in Technicolor (as commonly believed), The Wizard of Oz makes conspicuous use of the technique; its Kansas bookend sequences are in sepia-toned black-and-white, while the Oz scenes are in full three-strip Technicolor. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)"
The Women is a modern comedy of manners by Clare Boothe, which opened on Broadway in 1936 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre with an all-female cast that included Arlene Francis, Marjorie Main. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Women"
Thelma and Louise is a road movie from 1991 conceived and written by Callie Khouri, co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Geena Davis as Thelma, Susan Sarandon as Louise, and Harvey Keitel as a sympathetic detective trying to solve crimes that the two women find it easier and easier to commit. Michael Madsen plays Louise's boyfriend and Christopher McDonald plays Thelma's controlling husband. Brad Pitt (in his first significant role in a major Hollywood film) plays a robber on parole who befriends Thelma on the road. The film was released on May 24, 1991. ...more on Wikipedia about "Thelma and Louise"
Three Godfathers is a 1948 western film directed by John Ford. The screenplay, written by Frank S. Nugent and Laurence Stallings, is based on the novelette of the same name written by Peter Kyne. Ford had already adapted the film once before in 1919 as Marked Men. The original silent adaptation by Ford is thought to be lost today. ...more on Wikipedia about "Three Godfathers"
Tom and Jerry were an animated cat (Tom) and mouse (Jerry) team who formed the basis of a massively successful series of theatrical short cartoons created, written, and directed by animators William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (later of Hanna-Barbera fame), and produced by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer from 1940 to 1958. MGM later had more Tom & Jerry cartoons produced by outside studios in the 1960s ( Gene Deitch's Rembrandt Films from 1961 to 1962, and Chuck Jones' Sib Tower 12 Productions from 1963 to 1967). Tom and Jerry later resurfaced in TV cartoons produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions ( 1975- 1977; 1990- 1993) and Filmation Studios ( 1980 - 1982). The original Hanna and Barbera shorts are notable for having won seven Academy Awards, tying it with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies as the most-awarded theatrical cartoon series. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tom and Jerry (MGM)"
Unforgettable is a 1996 thriller with sci-fi elements, directed by John Dahl and starring Ray Liotta and Linda Fiorentino. The movie is about a man named David Krane (Liotta), who is obsessed with finding out who murdered his wife. ...more on Wikipedia about "Unforgettable (film)"
Waterloo Bridge is a popular Broadway drama written by Robert E. Sherwood and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. It was Vivien Leigh's first film after the success of Gone with the Wind. A simple tale of love gained and lost, it tells the story of a chance encounter between a dancer and officer during World War I who meet on Waterloo Bridge during an air raid. ...more on Wikipedia about "Waterloo Bridge (1940 film)"
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