Dorothy McGuire was an American actress, best known for her performance as ‘Kathy Lacy’ in the 1947 film ‘Gentlemen’s Agreement.’ She earned an ‘Oscar’ nomination for ‘Best Actress’ for the film. She also won the ‘National Board of Review Award for Best Actress’ for her role as ‘Eliza Birdwell’ in the film ‘Friendly Persuasion’ (1956). Dorothy made her screen debut in the 1943 film ‘Claudia’ in the title role. Some of her other popular films include ‘A Tree Grows In Brooklyn,’ (1945), ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ (1960), ‘The Spiral Staircase’ (1946), and ‘Flight of the Doves’ (1971). Her unsuccessful films include ‘Mother Didn't Tell Me’ (1950) and ‘Mister 880’ (1950). Her TV appearances came in series such as ‘Climax!’ (1956), ‘Highway to Heaven’ (1986, 1988), and ‘American Playhouse’ (1988). She earned an ‘Emmy’ nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role as ‘Mary Jordache’ in the show ‘Rich Man, Poor Man’ (1976).
The Spiral Staircase is an American psychological horror film which revolves around a mute young woman named Helen living in 1906 Vermont, who is employed as a live-in companion for a bedridden woman named Mrs Warren. Her life turns upside down when she finds herself terrorized by a serial killer who has been targeting disabled women.
Travis finds a stray dog while working on the cornfields and tries to chase it away. However, when the dog protects Arliss, Travis’s brother, from a black bear by scaring it away, he starts to win the affection of the family.
Based on the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson, this adventure film tells the story of a Swiss family, a father, mother and three sons, who are relocating to a colony in New Guinea. However, they are chased by pirates and soon, their ship faces a storm, after which the crew abandons it, leaving the family on board. They soon find themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island, after the ship is destroyed.
Based on a 1957 Broadway play, the film follows the life of an out of work traveling salesman, his frigid wife and two children. Because he cannot bring himself to tell his wife that he has lost his job he behaves strangely, which leads to accusation and counter accusation, making him storm out of the house to go to a local widow’s beauty salon and fall asleep on her sofa.
Philip Green is a widowed journalist who has just moved to New York City with his son and his mother. When a magazine publisher asks him to write an article on antisemitism, he doesn’t show much interest initially, but soon, he gets inspired to adopt a Jewish identity, so that he can write about his first-hand experiences.
Based on a true story Mister 880, tells the tale of a man who, for a decade, manages to counterfeit $1 bills on his old-fashioned hand press without getting caught. However, he is neither greedy nor an expert at his work. He only prints as much as he needs to sustain himself. Eventually, he is caught by Burt Lancaster, a determined treasury agent.
The movie, based on Niven Busch‘s novel They Dream of Home, has three war veterans return home post WWII. However, it is hard for them to lead a normal civilian life. Cliff Harper struggles with his job plans and relationship with a war widow while his friend Bill Tabeshaw has metal plate in his skull. Then there is Perry Kimcheloe who has lost both legs but rejects the use of artificial legs.
In racially segregated America, Angel Chavez, a Mexican-American ends up on a beach which is off-limit to Mexican-Americans. There a non-Hispanic schoolmate who suffers from a weak heart suddenly dies, in front of him. Wrongly accused of attempted rape and murder, he is defended by law professor, David Blak,e while others try to use him for political gains.
Two siblings decide to run away after many years of receiving abuse from their uncle Toby, who is also their stepfather. They flee to Ireland to find their grandmother, but are unaware of the fact that they are heirs to their grandfather’s estate, and also stand to inherit a large fortune. When their uncle learns about this, he wants to make sure the children are never seen again.
I Want You is an American drama film, which tells the story of an American small businessman who writes a letter to a World War II veteran, requesting that his son George is not drafted into the Korean War, so that he is able to continue working for his family’s company.
This Western drama film tells us the story of two smart marketing executives who hire a cowboy to impersonate a fading star for public appearances. However, things get quite messy when the real star shows up as well.
The story centers on a California winemaking dynasty, struggling to survive during Prohibition. At the centre is Elizabeth Rambeau, who arrives at her grandfather’s winery in Napa Valley to find that he has arranged her marriage to another vineyard owner, belonging to a separate branch of the family. However, her cousin John has other ideas.
Susan Slade, the 17 year old daughter of Roger and Leah Slade, becomes pregnant with Conn White’s child. When Conn dies in an accident, the Slades decide to pretend that the baby is Leah’s to protect Susan from scandal. But keeping up lies proves to be difficult when two men, Hoyt and Wells vie for her attention.
Make Haste to Live is a suspense drama film which tells the story of Steve Blackford, a mobster who spends eighteen years in prison for a murder which he had not committed. Eventually, he is paroled, and he heads to a town in New Mexico, hoping to take revenge against his former wife, who is responsible for his conviction.