Some favorites from that wonderful year 1962

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1.
Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
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At the Doll House, a 1930's New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo... (114 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
2.
Cape Fear (1962)
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A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail. (105 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
3.
Jules and Jim (1962)
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Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. (105 mins.)
 
4.
Six Black Horses (1962)
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A beautiful woman with an ulterior motive hires two gunslingers to escort her through Indian territory so she can be reunited with her awaiting husband. (80 mins.)
Director: Harry Keller
 
5.
The Miracle Worker (1962)
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The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate. (106 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
6.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed. (123 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
7.
Premature Burial (1962)
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An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
8.
Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
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A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive. (93 mins.)
Director: Ray Milland
 
9.
Tales of Terror (1962)
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Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death. (89 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
10.
World of Comedy (1962 Documentary)
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Hilarious scenes from his silent and sound films as compiled and produced by Harold Lloyd himself. (94 mins.)
 
11.
Advise & Consent (1962)
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Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well. (139 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
12.
13 West Street (1962)
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An aerospace engineer (Ladd) ignores a policeman (Steiger) and hunts down a gang of juvenile delinquents. (80 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
 
13.
Lolita (1962)
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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet. (152 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
14.
My Geisha (1962)
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Paul Robaix is a well known director, married to Lucy Dell, a famous movie star. Robaix wants to make a movie of the classic play Madame Butterfly... (119 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
15.
Merrill's Marauders (1962)
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Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional)... (98 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
16.
That Touch of Mink (1962)
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A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage. (99 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
17.
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
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Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them. (116 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
18.
Ride the High Country (1962)
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An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him. (94 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
19.
The Road to Hong Kong (1962)
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Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination. (91 mins.)
Director: Norman Panama
 
20.
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
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A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary. (107 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
21.
Hatari! (1962)
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A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways. (157 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
22.
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
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Small squad must hold off German attack. (90 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
23.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert. (147 mins.)
 
24.
War Hunt (1962)
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Recruits head to the front lines towards the close of the Korean War. The interaction between two of the soldiers... (83 mins.)
Director: Denis Sanders
 
25.
The Interns (1962)
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During their first year of internship at New North Hospital, a group of aspiring doctors undergo both personal and professional upheavals... (120 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
26.
The Longest Day (1962)
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view. (178 mins.)
 
27.
No Man Is an Island (1962)
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During the early Pacific war years, American seaman George Tweed is the only U.S. serviceman on Guam not captured by the Japanese forces. (114 mins.)
 
28.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
 
29.
Billy Budd (1962)
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Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried. (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Ustinov
 
30.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
31.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
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The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain... (178 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
32.
It's Only Money (1962)
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Lester is a clumsy and awkward TV repair man who is nevertheless gifted technically. In helping out a friend... (83 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
33.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of TE Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War 1 in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
34.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
35.
The Trial (1962)
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An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
36.
How the West Was Won (1962)
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. (164 mins.)
 
37.
Sanjuro (1962)
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A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent. (96 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
38.
Dr. No (1962)
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A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program. (110 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
39.
Carnival of Souls (1962)
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After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival. (78 mins.)
Director: Herk Harvey
 
40.
The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
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Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany. (140 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
41.
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
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An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together. (117 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
42.
Experiment in Terror (1962)
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A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank. (123 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
43.
Follow That Dream (1962)
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When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off... (109 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
44.
Pressure Point (1962)
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A black prison psychiatrist is assigned the distasteful task of helping a paranoid American Nazi charged with sedition. (91 mins.)