Notorious is considered by critics and scholars to mark a watershed for Hitchcock artistically, and to represent a heightened thematic maturity. Following the conviction of her German father for treason against the U.S., Alicia Huberman takes to drink and men. She is approached by a government agent who asks her to spy on a group of her father's Nazi friends operating out of Rio de Janeiro. As feelings develop between Alicia and the agent, they both must choose between patriotism and romance.
This dazzling interpretation of the hit Tim Rice - Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera tells the story of Christ's (Ted Neeley) final weeks in a bold and epic production. Shot entirely on location in Israel, producer-director Norman Jewison creates a brilliant example of modern movie making with groundbreaking vision and the unforgettable score of Rice and Webber.
Shot entirely in two-color Technicolor, Douglas Fairbanks stars as a nobleman who vows to avenge his father who was murdered in a pirate attack on their ship. Posing as the "Black Pirate," he infiltrates the pirate horde and earns the role as their new leader. But his plans for revenge are complicated by a princess who needs protection. Accompanied on our Mighty Wurlitzer by Scott Smith.
Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.
Jerry Mulligan is an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, and falls for the gamine charms of Lise Bouvier. However, his paintings come to the attention of Milo Roberts, a rich American heiress, who is interested in more than just art.
Lorelei Lee is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond, much to the disapproval of Gus' rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy Shaw, Esmond Sr. hires Ernie Malone, a private detective, to follow her and report any questionable behavior that would disqualify her from the marriage.
Failed screenwriter Joe Gillis turns kept man to faded silent screen siren Norma Desmond, feeding her delusion of a comeback. Film noir doesn't come any darker than this elegant show business cautionary tale.