Marta Heflin, the Broadway star and film actress who was the niece of actor Van Heflin andAll My Children star Frances Heflin, died Sept. 18 after a lengthy illness, The New York Times reports. She was 68.
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Classic film noir doesn't get much darker than this sordid tale of betrayal, blackmail, intimidation and murder. Nor are you likely to find a more impressive cast in a noir feature than the one assembled here, and available here for the first time ever in High Definition Blu-Ray. Martha Ivers (Barbara Stanwyck) is an heiress-turned-successful businesswoman. Sadly, she's spent much of her life bearing the burden of a horrific childhood event involving the rich, domineering aunt (Judith Anderson) who raised her, while subsequently enduring an unhappy marriage to Walter (Kirk Douglas), the local District Attorney. But everything could change for this power couple when her childhood sweetheart Sam (Van Heflin), now a drifter, shows up back in town one fateful night alongside new girlfriend Toni (Lizabeth Scott). Uncharacteristic for the noir genre, which typically featured B-movie production and B-level casts, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers was a comfortably-financed project with an adept collection of actors and an established director (but none the lighter on plot or cinematography). It is also the first-ever film role for actor Kirk Douglas. He was recommended for the job by none other than Lauren Bacall (who he knew from acting school) and delivers an intriguing performance as the sorry husband. Director Lewis Milestone, meanwhile, was no stranger to award-winning work, having previously won Oscars for Two Arabian Knights (1927) and All Quiet On The Western Front (1930). He would also go on to direct the original Oceans Eleven (1960). Film buffs will also want to keep an eye out for an un-credited cameo by a young Blake Edwards, who appears as a sailor hitching a ride with Sam!
Johnny Eager movie trailer - starring Robert Taylor, Edward Arnold, Lana Turner, Van Heflin, Robert Sterling, Patricia Dane. Theatrical Release Date: 1/17/1942
Rating: Not Rated
Famed director Joseph Losey's long neglected masterpiece, scripted by legendary blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, has been restored to its original bleak splendor by the Film Noir Foundation and the UCLA Film & Television Archive. A nefarious cop stalks a lonely, repressed Los Angeles housewife and decides to win her in the traditional film noir fashion - by knocking off her husband!
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Take a luxurious, privately-owned 747 jumbo jet full of VIP's. Load it with a cargo of priceless art treasures and send it flying over the hazardous Bermuda Triangle. Add a few desperate hijackers for good measure and you've got the makings of one of the most harrowing adventure stories ever put on film! James Stewart is the philanthropic owner of the doomed plane and Jack Lemmon is the fearless pilot risking death at every turn in an attempt to save the luxury airliner when it is skyjacked and sent crashing to the ocean's floor. Aboard for the ill-fated trip are Lee Grant, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland, Darren McGavin, Christopher Lee and George Kennedy. All face danger in the air and beneath the sea in the most thrilling Airport movie of them all.
"Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the nerve chilling sequel to the greatest disaster movie ever made. Charlton Heston is in the cockpit for this incredible adventure as the only man who can save the 747 and its passengers when it's hit in midair by a private plane. Karen Black is the chief stewardess who must act as the blinded pilot's hands and eyes to take control of the plane or die trying. Myrna Loy, Helen Reddy, Linda Blair, Dana Andrews, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Gloria Swanson, Sid Caesar and George Kennedy, recreating his acclaimed Airport role, are also aboard trying to survive the deadly skies of this high flying thriller.
Take a nonstop flight with an all-star cast to a world of tension-filled human drama in this trend-setting box office blockbuster. Based on Arthur Hailey's runaway bestseller, the emotion-charged adventure stars Burt Lancaster as the manager of a glamorous international airport who must juggle personal crises with professional responsibilities as he attempts to keep his blizzard torn facility open to rescue a bomb-damaged jetliner. The lavish Ross Hunter production co-stars a veritable Who's Who of Hollywood's most glittering personalities including Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy, Van Heflin, Maureen Stapleton, Lloyd Nolan and Helen Hayes in the role that won her a second Oscar®. The often imitated but never duplicated movie milestone remains a gripping trip from suspenseful take-off to senses-shattering landing.
Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under 100 feet of water.
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