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The Sea of Grass

Genres: Drama, Western

Year: 1947

Country: USA

Director: Elia Kazan

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Robert Barrat, Russell Hicks, Robert Armstrong, Melvyn Douglas, Trevor Bardette

Available Quality: DivX

IMDB Rating: 6.5

The highly melodramatic western begins with St. Louis resident Katharine Hepburn marrying New Mexico cattleman Spencer Tracy after a short courtship. When she arrives in "Salt Pork, NM" she finds that her new husband is considered by the locals to be a tyrant who uses force to keep homesteaders off the government owned land he uses for grazing his cattle--the so-called Sea of Grass. Hepburn's character, Lutie, has difficulty reconciling her husband's beliefs and passions with her own, and eventually leaves him just long enough to conceive a child with her husband's moral enemy. Two years later, in the midst of a crisis, her husband discovers ...

 

Being There

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Year: 1979

Country: USA

Director: Hal Ashby

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, David Clennon, Richard Basehart, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Dysart

Available Quality: Hi Def, iPod, Hi Def

IMDB Rating: 8

A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of a woman (Eve) and her husband Ben, an influential but sickly businessman. Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben, and an unlikely political insider.

 

Ghost Story

Genres: Horror, Drama

Year: 1981

Country: USA

Director: John Irvin

Starring: Brad Sullivan, Alice Krige, Jacqueline Brookes, Patricia Neal, Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, John Houseman

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6

Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.

 

Angel (1937)

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Year: 1937

Country: USA

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Dennie Moore, Melvyn Douglas, Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Edward Everett Horton, Herbert Mundin, Laura Hope Crews

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

 

I Never Sang for My Father

Genres: Drama

Year: 1970

Country: USA

Director: Gilbert Cates

Starring: James Karen, Gene Hackman, Conrad Bain, Melvyn Douglas, Elizabeth Hubbard, Sloane Shelton, Estelle Parsons

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. Just before the wedding, the mother dies. Hackman's sister (who has been disowned by their father for marrying a Jewish man) advises him to live his own life, and not let himself be controlled by their father.

 

The Seduction of Joe Tynan

Genres: Drama

Year: 1979

Country: USA

Director: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Meryl Streep, Lu Elrod, Alan Alda, Michael Higgins, Barbara Harris, Rip Torn, Blanche Baker

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.1

Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. But it could be a big boost to his career, so he takes it on. Helping him prepare the case is pretty southern researcher Karen Traynor, and their developing relationship further complicates and compromises his life.

 

The Changeling

Genres: Thriller, Horror, Mystery

Year: 1980

Country: Canada

Director: Peter Medak

Starring: Trish Van Devere, Roberta Maxwell, George C. Scott, Frances Hyland, J. Kenneth Campbell, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 7.3

It was the perfect family vacation for composer John Russell and his family when a freak automobile accident claims the lives of his wife and daughter. Consumed by grief, John, at the request of friends, rents an old turn of the century house. Mammoth in size, the house seems all the room that John needs to write music and reflect. He does not realize that he is not alone in the house. He shares it with the spirit of a murdered child who has homed in on John's despair and uses him to uncover decades of silence and deceit. With the help of Claire Norman, the one who aided John in procuring the house, they race to find the answers and soon lear...

 

Theodora Goes Wild

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Year: 1936

Country: USA

Director: Richard Boleslawski

Starring: Elisabeth Risdon, Thomas Mitchell, Robert Greig, Melvyn Douglas, Spring Byington, Irene Dunne, Thurston Hall

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 7.3

The small-town prudes of Lynnfield are up in arms over 'The Sinner,' a sexy best-seller. They little suspect that author 'Caroline Adams' is really Theodora Lynn, scion of the town's leading family. Michael Grant, devil-may-care book jacket illustrator, penetrates Theodora's incognito and sets out to 'free her' from Lynnfield against her will. But Michael has a secret too, and gets a taste of his own medicine.

 

Too Many Husbands

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Year: 1940

Country: USA

Director: Wesley Ruggles

Starring: Melville Cooper, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas, Tom Dugan, Jean Arthur, Harry Davenport, Dorothy Peterson

Available Quality: DivX, iPod

IMDB Rating: 6.4

It's been a year since Bill Cardew was declared dead by drowning, and his widow Vicky is now married to his old friend and business partner, Henry Lowndes. When Bill unexpectedly returns from the island where he was marooned, what is Vicky to do? Well, having twice been a rather neglected wife, Vicky finds all the attention from two husbands competing for her favors delightful, and is in no hurry to make a decision...much to the discomfiture of hapless Bill and Henry.

 
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