Katharine Ross and Paul Newman in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969)
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“Fast” Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary “Minnesota Fats” to a high-stakes match, but he loses in a heartbreaking marathon. Now broke and without his long-time manager, Felson faces an uphill battle to regain his confidence and his game. It isn’t until he hits rock bottom that he agrees to join up with ruthless and cutthroat manager Bert Gordon. Gordon agrees to take him on the road to learn the ropes. But Felson soon realizes that making it to the top could cost him his soul, and perhaps his girlfriend. Will he decide that this is too steep a price to pay in time to save himself? Starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie and George C. Scott.
Won 2 Oscars
Alfred Hitchcock directs Wolfgang Kieling and Paul Newman in the famous murder scene of “Torn Curtain” (1966)
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Fantastic cast with actors like Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway and Fred Astaire. A thrilling film, mainly because the effects are so realistic.
“One minute you’re attending a party at top the world’s tallest skyscraper. The next… you’re trapped with 294 other guests in the middle of a fiery hell.”
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Doug Roberts, Architect, returns from a long vacation to find work nearly completed on his skyscraper. He goes to the party that night concerned he’s found that his wiring specifications have not been followed and that the building continues to develope short circuits. When the fire begins Michael O’Halleran is the chief on duty as a series of daring rescues punctuate the terror of a building too tall to have a fire successfully fought from the ground burns.
Elizabeth Taylor, Burl Ives and Paul Newman are wonderful. The film’s simple story centers around a day in the life of a wealthy Southern family. A broken family which has a lot to say to one another.
The fifth Tennessee Williams play to reach the screen, wealthy Mississippi plantation owner Big Daddy Pollitt, unaware that he’s dying of cancer and disturbed by the strained and childless marriage of his favored alcoholic son Brick and his other son, Gooper, whose wife is about to bring forth another in the endless line of little “no-neck monsters,” celebrates his sixty-fifth birthday with his family. Brick’s wife, Maggie, beautiful and desirable, tries unsuccessfully to coax her husband away from the bottle, while alternately enticing him and taunting him about his obsession with his deceased best friend and the guilt about their relationship. The seamy tensions reach a climax when the truth of Big Daddy’s health is revealed, and he and Brick manage to resolve their differences.