Don’t Bother to Knock 1952
Marilyn Monroe as you’ve never seen her: as a babysitter. This is one strange movie with Richard Widmark as a pilot and Anne Bancroft – in her movie debut – as a nightclub singer! The drama takes place in real time over the course of several hours at a hotel.
To Be or Not to Be 1942
The sparkling Carole Lombard stars in the last movie she made before her untimely death. This black comedy was a box office disappointment at the time since many faulted director Ernst Lubitsch for making light of the war. Lubitsch fired back, “What I have satirized in this picture are the Nazis and their ridiculous ideology.”
The World of Henry Orient 1964
Two teenage girls chase their crush – a concert pianist – played by Peter Sellers all over New York City. This features an unbelievable cast: Angela Lansbury, Paula Prentiss, Tom Bosley, Phyllis Thaxter, plus a good pal of mine Merrie Spaeth as one of the gals.
Ten From Your Show of Shows 1973
Priceless sketches from the 1950’s hit television show Your Show of Shows somehow survived and from these original kinescopes, we can see the brilliance of Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris at their absolute best.