Edge of the City: Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann (John Cassavetes), an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler (Sidney Poitier), an easy-going freight car loader who's growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik (Jack Warden), a notably repellent punk.
Something of Value: Peter McKenzie and native boy Kimani are raised as brothers in the British colony of Kenya. But cruelty and intolerance drive them apart. Kimani becomes the leader of his people, the Mau Mau. After the slaughter of whites, Peter becomes vengeful but he relents and searches for his childhood friend with hopes of ending the killing. Peace proves elusive after Kimani's wife is killed and the Mau Mau leader runs away. Peter sets out after him for a final confrontation, only to find tragedy and redemption.
A Warm December: Dr. Matt Younger (Poitier) and his daughter (Curtis) arrive for a month- long visit to London for dirt-bike racing and unexpectedly, a new romance for the widowed Dr. Younger. His new love interest is the beautiful and playful Catherine (Anderson) who seems to enjoy eluding Dr. Younger as much as she enjoys eluding the mysterious men who are following her. Their romance develops gradually as does the viewers' understanding of what is going on with this charming woman and the complications she brings with her.
A Patch of Blue: Accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother Rose-Ann (Oscar winner Shelley Winters) at the age of five, Selena D'Arcy spends the next 13 years confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with "Ole Pa" (Wallace Ford), Selena's grandfather. One afternoon at the local park, Selena meets Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), a thoughtful young office worker whose kind-hearted treatment of her results in her falling in love with him, unaware that he is black. They continue to meet in the park every afternoon and he teaches her how to get along in the city. But when the cruel, domineering Rose-Ann learns of their relationship, she forbids her to have anything more to do with him because he is black. Selena continues to meet Gordon despite Rose-Ann's fury, who is determined to end the relationship for good.
Decent account of the life and death of Christ. Von Sydow's portrayal of Jesus is inspiring!
Thugs turn on their mobster boss and kidnap his daughter. Strong performances and a searing realism make this an unusually gripping gangster period piece.
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Kirk Douglas plays a Hollywood mover and shaker who realizes he can cozy up to a motherlode of cash by marrying one the world's richest women (Alexis Smith). The marriage unsettles the lifestyle of the mogul's adoring daughter (Deborah Raffin)-and sets in motion a whirlwind of personal and romantic repercussions in his own glamorous world.
A powerful and touching drama set in Chicago's vibrant Greek-American community, A Dream of Kings benefits from the regal talent of Anthony Quinn in a role he was born to play: Matsoukos, a proud, earthy optimist, very much like his unforgettable stage and screen Zorba. Determined to take his ailing son with him to Greece, Matsukos would move all creation to secure the travel money, even risk the hard-earned respect and love he's won as a community counselor. But that money will eventually come to Matsukos in an unexpected way. Under Daniel Mann's skilled direction, an impeccable cast - including Irene Papas as Matsukos' fiery wife, Sam Levene as his loyal friend and Inger Stevens as a lonely widow reawakened to life's potential - helps make Matsukos' world as real as your own neighborhood.
Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States.A film released by the U.S. Information Agency.This historical recording from the National Archives may contain variations in audio and video quality based on the limitations of the original source material.
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