Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is married to Brice (Lance Gross), a man who loves her dearly and works hard to provide for his family. When Judith begins working with Harley (Robbie Jones), a rich, suave Internet entrepreneur, he introduces her to a life of luxury she craves and tempts her to step outside of her marriage. However, Judith eventually learns there is more to Harley than meets the eye, and she is forced to deal with the consequences of her actions.
Written by Tyler Perry (based on his stage play “The Marriage Counselor”
Most recreational runners derive a lot of satisfaction from sharing their most recent running accomplishment with anyone who is kind enough to listen. I know I do.
I am often filled with pride as I share with a kind ear the fact I have conquered a certain course (nothing too strenuous) or endured a certain length of time (20-30 minutes.) While I am quite satisfied with my modest running (okay, jogging) skills, I know they pale in comparison to the skills of the runners in this film. Whether you are an avid runner or have never even as much as run around your block, you can appreciate the spirit of dogged determination portrayed in this story. (more…)
Secretly aware of the fact his wealthy wife Margot (Grace Kelly) has been having an affair with mystery writer Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings), ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) concocts a seemingly airtight scheme to have Margot murdered. Of course, things don’t go as planned…
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Screenplay by Frederick Knot (based on his 1952 stage play Dial M for Murder) Produced by Alfred Hitchcock Released by Warner Bros.
The pride of Jordan “Bick” Benedict (Rock Hudson) is his massive Texas cattle ranch Reata. When Bick journeys to Maryland to buy a stud horse for the ranch, he meets and falls hard for the beautiful, strong-willed socialite Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). After a two-day courtship, Bick decides to marry Leslie and take her back to Texas to help him run the ranch. (more…)
George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) is a penniless, working-class fellow who gets a job working in his rich uncle’s factory. Things begin to look up when he begins a romance with fellow factory worker Alice Tripp (Shelley Winters).
Lilian Andrews (Jean Harlow) uses her irresistible appeal with men to climb her way up the social ladder. Long on ambition and short on scruples, Lilian will stop at nothing to get what she wants. No man is safe around this ruthless woman!
Directed by Jack Conway Screenplay by Anita Loos (based on Katherine Brush’s 1931 novel Red-Headed Woman) Produced by Paul Bern Released by MGM
Two bombshell friends, Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe), who loves diamonds, and Dorothy (Jane Russell), who loves men, travel by ocean liner from New York to Paris, while a private detective covers their tracks. This film has plenty of glamour and dazzling musical numbers to mesmerize every time.
Directed by Howard Hawks Screenplay by Charles Lederer (based on Anita Loos’s 1925 novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady) Produced by Sol C. Siegel Released by 20th Century Fox
When unmarried, down-on-her-luck Edith (Bette Davis) discovers her identical twin sister Maggie (also Bette Davis) has enjoyed a life of luxury with the man Edith used to love, Edith kills Maggie and takes her place. After committing the act, Edith struggles to keep her true identity a secret.
Directed by Paul Henreid Screenplay by Oscar Millard and Albert Beich (based on the story La Otra by Rian James) Produced by William H. Wright Released by Warner Bros. Pictures
When Mildred Pierce’s mediocre marriage falls apart, she (Joan Crawford) uses her mean pie-bakin’ skills to provide for her family and eventually becomes a successful restaurateur. Unfortunately, Mildred’s obsession of satisfying the insatiable materialistic cravings of her bratty, ungrateful daughter Veda threatens her own well-being. Her penchant for bad men doesn’t help either.
Directed by Michael Curtiz Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall (Uncredited: William Faulkner and Catherine Turney) (based on the 1941 novel Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain) Produced by Jerry Wald Released by Warner Bros. Pictures
While home alone one night, rich Leona Stevenson (Barbara Stanwyck) dials a number and overhears two men plotting the murder of an unidentified woman. After piecing together some evidence, she begins to suspect she might be the target.
Directed by Anatole Litvak Screenplay by Lucille Fletcher (based on her 1943 radio play Sorry, Wrong Number) Produced by Anatole Litvak and Hal B. Wallis Released by Paramount Pictures
Rusty Parker (Rita Hayworth), a beautiful nightclub dancer from Brooklyn, has dreams of hitting the big time. When she wins a cover girl contest, her new pampered lifestyle threatens her relationship with her sweetheart. Directed by Charles Vidor Screenplay by Virginia Van Upp Produced by Arthur Schwartz Released by Columbia Pictures
Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) is a delusional former silent-movie queen who just can’t accept the fact her star has long since faded. Joe Gillis (William Holden) is a struggling screenwriter in need of some dough and a hideout from his creditors. When Gillis stumbles into Desmond’s mansion, she draws him into her fantasy world and gets him to assist her in orchestrating her long-overdue Hollywood comeback.
Directed by Billy Wilder Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman, Jr. Produced by Charles Brackett Released by Paramount Pictures
While veteran theater star Margo Channing (Bette Davis) is initially enchanted by young, wide-eyed Eve Harrington’s (Anne Baxter) idolization of her, Margo soon begins to doubt Eve’s motivations. With Bette Davis delivering delicious dialogue like “Remind me to tell you about the time I looked into the heart of an artichoke,” this movie is a drama-filled treat!
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (based on the 1946 short story “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr) Produced by Daryl F. Zanuck Released by 20th Century Fox