31 Days of Oscar 2 - 02/13

31 Oscar-Nominated films for February, 2013.
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1.
Night Train to Munich (1940)
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When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
2.
Objective, Burma! (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy. (142 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
3.
None Shall Escape (1944)
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The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal. (85 mins.)
Director: Andre DeToth
 
4.
Passport to Pimlico (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'. (84 mins.)
Director: Henry Cornelius
 
5.
Flight (2012)
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An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
6.
The Quiet One (1948 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A documentary account of the rehabilitation at the Wiltwyck School of an emotionally disturbed Black boy who is unwanted, misunderstood, and inwardly tortured. (65 mins.)
Director: Sidney Meyers
 
7.
Jolson Sings Again (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In this sequel to The Jolson Story, we pick up the singer's career just as he has returned to the stage after a premature retirement... (96 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
 
8.
The Frogmen (1951)
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The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one. (96 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
9.
Salty O'Rourke (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Salty owes money to Doc Baxter; he and his pal Smitty have one month to pay up. They get a race horse and a disbarred jockey... (100 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
10.
Angels Over Broadway (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A cuckolded embezzler on the verge of suicide is helped by a tout, an alcoholic playwright, and a pick-up girl to reimburse the money with a gambling sting. (79 mins.)
 
11.
Brubaker (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate. (131 mins.)
 
12.
Radio Days (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium. (88 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
13.
Bitter Rice (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police... (108 mins.)
 
14.
The Dead (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend an early January dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them. (83 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
15.
The Star Witness (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Members of a family witness two murders, but the gang uses threats, violence and kidnapping to try to keep the members from testifying. (68 mins.)
 
16.
Wing and a Prayer (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus... (97 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
17.
Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire. (85 mins.)
Director: Harry Beaumont
 
18.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners. (116 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
19.
The North Star (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A Ukrainian village must suddenly contend with the Nazi invasion of June 1941. (108 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
20.
The Organizer (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A former high school teacher turned unionist tries to organize workers laboring with inhuman conditions at a late 19th Century textile factory. (130 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
21.
Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival... (125 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
22.
The Restless Conscience: Resistance to Hitler Within Germany 1933-1945 (1992 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 1944, at least 170 German citizens were brought to trial and convicted as participants in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler... (113 mins.)
 
23.
Marjoe (1972 Documentary)
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Part documentary, part expose, this film follows one-time child evangelist Marjoe Gortner on the "church tent" Revivalist circuit... (88 mins.)
 
24.
A Star Is Born (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress. (139 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
 
25.
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean... (124 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
26.
The Panama Deception (1992 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A film about the true reasons for the 1989 US invasion of Panama and big media complicity in these activities. (91 mins.)
Director: Barbara Trent
 
27.
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (85 mins.)
 
28.
One Day in September (1999 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. (94 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
29.
Julie (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her. (99 mins.)
Director: Andrew L. Stone
 
30.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An eight year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after the adults are abducted by aliens. (82 mins.)
Director: John A. Davis
 
31.
Take the High Ground! (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Sgt. Thorne Ryan, who once fought bravely in Korea, now serves as a hard-nosed drill instructor to new Army recruits at Fort Bliss... (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks