Barbara Stanwyck stars as Dixie Daisy in this classic film. When burlesque dancer Dixie becomes the prime suspect of the murders of her two rivals, she devises a ploy to uncover the truth.
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O’Shea, Iris Adrian and Charles Dingle
Directed By: William A. Wellman
Written By: James Gunn, Gypsy Rose Lee (novel)
Alternate Titles: Burlesque; Striptease Lady; The G-String Murders
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Run Time: 91 minutes
Paul Czinner’s 1936 feature is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play. When a new regime begins in their homeland, Orlando (Laurence Olivier) is forced to flee and live in the forest. His paramour, Rosalind (Elisabeth Bergner) disguises herself as a man in order to follow suit and an unforeseen love triangle ensues.
Laurence Olivier, Henry Ainley, Felix Aylmer, Stuart Robertson and Leon Quartermaine
Directed By: Paul Czinner
Written By: J. M. Barrie, Robert Cullen, Carl Mayer, William Shakespeare (play)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Run Time: 96 minutes
Errol Flynn stars as Cavalry commander J.E.B. Stuart during the events leading up to the American Civil War. The film depicts Stuart’s romance with Kit Carson Holliday (Olivia de Havilland), his friendship with George Custer (Ronald Reagan), and his conflicts with fanatical abolitionist John Brown (Raymond Massey).
Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan, Alan Hale and Van Heflin
Directed By: Michael Curtiz
Written By: Robert Buckner
Genre: Western, Biography
Run Time: 110 minutes
The film, originally titled Midnight, was re-released after the rise of one of the actors in the film, Humphrey Bogart. After a head juror Edward Weldon (O.P. Heggie) votes in favor of sentencing a female murderer to the death penalty, his daughter confesses to him that she killed her boyfriend. Weldon is forced to decide if he is going to stand by his ethics or his family.
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Fox, O.P. Heggie, Henry Hull and Margaret Wycherly
Directed By: Chester Erskine
Written By: Chester Erskine, Claire Sifton (play)
Alternate Title: Midnight
Genre: Film Noir, Crime, Drama
Run Time: 76 minutes
Brigitte Bardot plays Chouchou, a country girl who is discovered by a Parisian magazine and jumps at the chance to head to the City Of Love to become a top model. Chouchou (Bardot) is used to getting her man but when she meets and falls for Michel (Louis Jourdan), she realizes that she’ll have to do a lot more than just be the “beautiful model.”
Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Micheline Presle, Louis Jordan and Marcel Amont
Directed By: Pierre Gaspard-Huit
Written By: Philippe Agostini, Odette Joyeaux
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Alternate Title: The Bride is Much Too Beautiful
Run Time: 95 minutes
Ranie Racine (French actress Annabella), the recently engaged daughter of a murdered investment banker, works as a jewelry salesperson to support herself while trying to track down the suspects who embezzled from and killed her father.
Starring: David Niven, Paul Lucas, Annabella and Romney Brent
Directed By: Harold D. Schuster
Written By: Romney Brent, Roland Pertwee
Genre: Romance, Mystery
Run Time: 77 minutes