Vintage: The Public Enemy (1931)

Vintage: The Public Enemy (1931)

The Public Enemy (released as Enemies of the Public in the United Kingdom) is a 1931 American all-talking pre-code crime film produced and distributed by Warner Brothers. The film was directed by William A. Wellman and stars James Cagney, Jean…
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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
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Vintage: Little Caesar (1931)

Vintage: Little Caesar (1931)

Little Caesar released at the very beginning of 1931, was the first gangster “talkie” to truly capture that public’s fascination with a genre that has never really gone out of vogue since. The template for the classic gangster film is…
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Vintage: 12 Angry Men (1957)

Vintage: 12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men is a 1957 American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. Written and co-produced by Rose himself and directed by Sidney Lumet, this trial film tells the story of a jury…
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Vintage: Citizen Kane (1941)

Vintage: Citizen Kane (1941)

Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film produced by, co-written by, directed by and starring Orson Welles. Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
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Behind the Scenes: Psycho (1960)

Behind the Scenes: Psycho (1960)

Psycho is a 1960 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, and Janet Leigh. The screenplay is by Joseph Stefano, based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch…
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Behind the Scenes: Scarface (1932)

Behind the Scenes: Scarface (1932)

With “Little Caesar” and “The Public Enemy” proving hits, plenty of imitators lined up and one of the first, and best, came from producer Howard Hughes, who lined up an impressive roster of talent for his cautionary crime tale “Scarface”…
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Behind the scenes: Metropolis (1927)

Behind the scenes: Metropolis (1927)

Metropolis (1927) is a stylized, visually-compelling, melodramatic silent film set in the dystopic, 21st century city of Metropolis – a dialectical treatise on man vs. machine and class struggle. Austrian director Fritz Lang’s German Expressionistic masterpiece helped to develop the…
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Behind the Scenes: G-Men (1935)

Behind the Scenes: G-Men (1935)

G Men is a 1935 Warner Bros. crime film starring James Cagney, Ann Dvorak, and Margaret Lindsay, and presenting Lloyd Nolan’s film debut. According to Variety Magazine, the movie was one of the top-grossing films of 1935. The supporting cast…
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Vintage: The Wolf Man (1941)

Vintage: The Wolf Man (1941)

The Wolf Man (1941) is a mishmash of several wolf legends, with added ingredients. Siodmak stirs pentagrams, gypsies, silver bullets and the full moon together to create a robust myth. It owes little to established European traditions, but established a…
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Behind the Scenes: Vertigo (1958)

Behind the Scenes: Vertigo (1958)

Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D’entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The film stars James Stewart as former police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson. Scottie…
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