Tag: Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner: Life is Bigger Than Movies (2017) (TV) 6.5

Ava Gardner: Life is Bigger Than Movies (2017) (TV)

A barefoot contessa, a screwed-up princess, an exquisite drunk, a bawdy aristocrat, a nightmare for puritanical America and the moguls of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ava Gardner never stopped loving those she loved. She turned ...

Regina Roma (1983) 5.1

Regina Roma (1983)

An aging couple search for peace and family harmony when their only son returns home after a long absence with his fiancee....

The Sentinel (1977) 6.4

The Sentinel (1977)

A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange physical problems, has trouble sleeping at night, and has some nasty flashbacks of her attempted suicide. She c...

Show Boat (1951) 6.9

Show Boat (1951)

The "Cotton Blossom", owned by the Hawk family, is the show boat everyone goes to for great musical entertainment down south. Julie LaVerne and her husband are the stars of the show. After a someone tells the local polic...

Maisie Goes to Reno (1944) 6.2

Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)

Maisie is overworked at her defense job and is ordered to take a two week vacation. When she meets Tommy, he offers her a job singing with his band in Reno, but she has to get there on her own. So at the bus station, she...

The Cassandra Crossing (1976) 6.4

The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

"Outbreak" meets "The Runaway Train" as a motley group of passengers are quarantined on a train destined to prevent the spread of the disease at the cost of their lives. Government intrigue, international smuggling, and ...

Mayerling (1968) 6.3

Mayerling (1968)

It's the late nineteenth century Austria. The Emperor Franz-Joseph and his son, the Crown Prince, Archduke Rudolf, have never seen eye to eye. While the Emperor retains the traditions of the empire in the rapidly changin...

Lone Star-1952 6.2

Lone Star-1952

Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state ...

Bhowani Junction-1956 6.4

Bhowani Junction-1956

The year is 1947, the British are on the verge of finally leaving India. Amongst the few who are sorry to see the British leave are the Anglo-Indians, half British and half Indian, for they are going to miss the patronag...

Mogambo-1953 6.7

Mogambo-1953

Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their gorilla documenting safari. Mrs. Nor...

The Snows of Kilimanjaro-1952 6.2

The Snows of Kilimanjaro-1952

As writer Harry Street lays gravely wounded from an African hunting accident he feverishly reflects on what he perceives as his failures at love and writing. Through his delirium he recalls his one true love Cynthia Gree...

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid-1982 6.9

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid-1982

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the s...

Seven Days in May-1964 7.9

Seven Days in May-1964

An unpopular U.S. President manages to get a nuclear disarmament treaty through the Senate, but finds that the nation is turning against him. Jiggs Casey, a Marine Colonel, finds evidence that General Scott, the wildly p...

The Bible: In the Beginning…-1966 6.3

The Bible: In the Beginning…-1966

An elaborate Hollywood retelling of the Bible stories narrated by the film's director John Huston. We open with the Creation of the World and arrive at the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve and continue on to Cain and the...

On the Beach-1959 7.2

On the Beach-1959

In 1964, atomic war wipes out humanity in the northern hemisphere; one American submarine finds temporary safe haven in Australia, where life-as-usual covers growing despair. In denial about the loss of his wife and chil...

The Barefoot Contessa-1954 7

The Barefoot Contessa-1954

At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards scouted her at a shabby nightclub ...

55 Days at Peking-1963 6.7

55 Days at Peking-1963

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing fa...

The Night of the Iguana-1964 7.6

The Night of the Iguana-1964

The Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon has been living in Mexico for two years, working as a tourist guide for a cut-rate travel agency. Shannon lost his church and was defrocked after taking liberties with one of his parishioners...

Earthquake-1974 5.9

Earthquake-1974

Construction Engineer Stuart Graff is estranged from his jealously possessive wife, Remy, and has an affair with Denise Marshall, the widow of a co-worker. Meanwhile, Remy tries to persuade her father, Sam Royce, who is ...

The Killers-1946 7.8

The Killers-1946

Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, "the Swede," who's expecting them. Insurance investigator Reardon pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. ...