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Experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen! Join other classic film fans to celebrate these favourites. There is a new title each month and all films have been digitally restored.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Classic Films

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Classic Films

Director

Richard Brooks

Cast

Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives

Synopsis

Future Academy Award winners Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman star in this screen adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The raw emotions and crackling dialogue rumble like a thunderstorm in this film version whose fiery performances and grown-up themes made it one of 1958's top box-office hits, while receiving six Oscar nominations (including "Best Picture"). As the family of a wealthy Southern patriarch (Burl Ives) learns that he is dying of cancer, lies and secrets surface that threaten to rip the family apart. One self-seeking son (Jack Carson) claims to love his father, while favorite son and troubled ex-sports hero Brick (Newman), drinks, won't have sex with the beautiful wife (Taylor) who adores him, and refuses to honestly confront the reason why. "I'm not living with you," Maggie snaps at Brick. "We occupy the same cage, that's all." Newman earned his first Oscar nomination, while Taylor snagged her second. Her Maggie the Cat is a vivid portrait of passionate loyalty, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a film that sizzles.

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How to Marry a Millionaire

Director

Jean Negulesco

Cast

Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall

Synopsis

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

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Planet of the Apes

Director

Franklin J. Schaffner

Cast

Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter

Synopsis

Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).

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The Apartment

Director

Billy Wilder

Cast

Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

Synopsis

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

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Psycho

Director

Alfred Hitchcock

Cast

Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles

Synopsis

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Director

John Hughes

Cast

Steve Martin, John Candy

Synopsis

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

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It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life

Director

Frank Capra

Cast

James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Synopsis

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

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