The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »
Ventriloquist Jerry Morgan has to see another love affair fail. The reason: when the relationship reaches the point when it is time to discuss marriage, his doll Clarence becomes mean and ... See full summary »
Dominique, a law student at the Sorbonne, is engaged to a fellow classmate. Unfortunately, she's more attracted to his philandering Uncle Luc, who's married to the charming Francoise. Dominique and Luc begin a tawdry affair.
Post WWII yarn about a young GI abducted by the Soviets in West Berlin and hauled off to the East. His recovery gets complicated as Colonel Steve Van Dyke (Peck) tries to sort out the ... See full summary »
The story of a murder trial where a Mexican boy is accused of the death of a Caucasian girl. The two-faced attorney (Arthur Kennedy) who takes the boy's case is only interested in defending... See full summary »
This Warner Bros. short reviews in an often humorous way the impact of the automobile on the United States. By 1900, the horseless carriage was beginning to have an impact. Early adopters ... See full summary »
Jazz saxophone player Dexter Gordon is featured in an uncredited role as a sax player in the prison jazz band. The film was shot at the correctional facility in Chino, California, where Gordon was then serving time for possession of heroin. Leonard Maltin, in his 1995 Movie Guide, states that jazz legend Georgie Auld dubbed in Dexter Gordon's sax playing. See more »
The plot details are a little hazy to me, because I saw this movie in my early teens. But I do recall that I was tremendously moved by it and have always looked for it on small screen. So far, I have not seen it, but that doesn't mean it was not available.
At the time I saw the film, I was so impressed with the thought of a relatively low security, more humane prison. I was very young and it was the first time I saw anything that made me think of convicts as human beings.
Even though I do like the music, ironically at the time I thought it had unsatisfying lyrics (Unchained Melody, that is).
I don't think a film impressed me so much again until I saw Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones. These films illustrate much more powerfully than any documentary what the human spirit can conquer.
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