If you haven’t, you should watch A Matter of Life and Death. It was released in the US under the title of Stairway to Heaven. It’s a charming story about a pilot who dies after being shot down in a plane and whether love can save him. It’s got David Niven and a very cute Kim Hunter. This is a charming story. One interesting thing is that like the Wizard of Oz, it’s shot in color and black and white, but the scenes on Earth are in color and heaven is in black and white.
Jose Ferrer received the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring performance as Cyrano de Bergerac. Mala Powers played Roxane, and William Prince portrayed Christian de Neuvillette.
Charlton Heston brings to the island a shipload of Chinese slaves to work the plantation fields. With Asian Tina Chen at his side, Heston creates a thriving pineapple plantation.
Working from quartet of Eugene O’Neill plays, John Ford created a hauntingly dark dramatic universe, populated with his usual stock company of players augmented by John Wayne in the role of the naïve Swedish sailor Olsen.
Passengers in a bus crash relive the experience through flash backs.
Here’s a 1946 black and white movie starring George Raft and Ava Gardner shot in and in the film noir style, but without really being a film noir. At least I don’t think so. You could argue with me.
When an unemployed construction worker (Sydney Poitier) stops at a remote farm run by nuns, the strict mother superior believes he has been sent by God to build a church.