legends of the screen chapter one:Paul Newman

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1.
The Sting (1973)
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In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (129 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
2.
The Color of Money (1986)
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Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback. (119 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
3.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (110 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
4.
The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
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When 5 allied generals are captured in Italy in WW II, it is a propaganda nightmare for the Allies.... (110 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
5.
Road to Perdition (2002)
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Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. (117 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
6.
Message in a Bottle (1999)
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A woman discovers a tragic love letter in a bottle on a beach, and is determined to track down its author. (126 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
 
7.
Twilight (1998)
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A retired detective accepts a simple task, unaware that it will tear open old, forgotten, but deadly wounds. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
8.
Nobody's Fool (1994)
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A stubborn man past his prime reflects his life of strict independence and seeks more out of himself. (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
9.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
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A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. (111 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
10.
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
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This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built. (127 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
11.
The Verdict (1982)
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A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. (129 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
12.
Absence of Malice (1981)
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When a prosecutor leaks a false story that a liquor warehouse owner is involved in the murder of a union head, the man's life begins to unravel. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
13.
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
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In New York, South Bronx's main police precinct is nicknamed Fort Apache by its employees who feel like troopers surrounded by hostiles in a wild west isolated outpost. (125 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
14.
Slap Shot (1977)
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A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. (123 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
15.
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
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A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
16.
The Towering Inferno (1974)
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At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it. (165 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
17.
The Drowning Pool (1975)
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A big-city private detective travels to the Deep South to help out an old girlfriend who is worried that her husband will find out that she is cheating on him. (108 mins.)
 
18.
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
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A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor. (98 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
19.
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
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In Vinegaroon, Texas, former outlaw Roy Bean appoints himself the judge for the region and dispenses his brand of justice as he sees fit. (120 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
20.
Pocket Money (1972)
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Broke and in debt, an otherwise honest cowboy gets mixed up in some shady dealings with a crooked rancher. (102 mins.)
 
21.
Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)
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A family of fiercely independent Oregon loggers struggle to keep the family business alive amidst changing times. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Newman
 
22.
WUSA (1970)
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A radio station in the Deep South becomes the focal point of a right-wing conspiracy. (115 mins.)
 
23.
Winning (1969)
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Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500... (123 mins.)
Director: James Goldstone
 
24.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform. (126 mins.)
 
25.
Hombre (1967)
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John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws. (111 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
26.
Torn Curtain (1966)
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An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West. (128 mins.)
 
27.
Harper (1966)
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Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband. (121 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
28.
What a Way to Go! (1964)
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A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich. (111 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
29.
The Outrage (1964)
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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events. (96 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
30.
The Prize (1963)
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As the Nobel Prize winners come to Stockholm to receive their awards, their lives are overturned and perturbed in various ways. (134 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
31.
Hud (1963)
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Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash. (112 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
32.
The Left Handed Gun (1958)
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After his employer is murdered by rival cattlemen, a troubled and uneducated young cowboy vows revenge on the murderers. (102 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
33.
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
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Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving... (120 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
34.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. (108 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
35.
The Hustler (1961)
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An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
36.
Paris Blues (1961)
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During the 1960s, two American ex-pat jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in-love with two American tourist girls. (98 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
37.
Exodus (1960)
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors. (208 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
38.
From the Terrace (1960)
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An ambitious young executive chooses a loveless marriage and an unfulfilling personal life in exchange for a successful Wall Street career. (149 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
39.
The Young Philadelphians (1959)
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Up and coming, young lawyer Anthony Lawrence faces several ethical and emotional dilemmas as he climbs the Philadelphia social ladder... (136 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
40.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
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Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
41.
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
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Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners. (115 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
42.
Until They Sail (1957)
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During WW2, husband-less New Zealand women meet and marry American soldiers who are fighting in the Pacific theater. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
43.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
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Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947. (113 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
44.
The Rack (1956)
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A decorated Korean War hero inexplicably collaborates with the enemy while interred in a POW camp and is court-martialed. (100 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
 
45.
The Silver Chalice (1954)
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A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver and sculpt around its rim the faces of the disciples and Jesus himself... (142 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville