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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (DVD)
123 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
Based on the story by Dorothy M. Johnson.
Summary:
The story of a man who becomes a legend and an important political figure by falsely claiming he shot a ruthless gunman (Liberty Valance).
Credits:
Screenplay by James Warner Bellah and Willis Goldbeck; produced by Willis Goldbeck; directed by John Ford; director of photography, William H. Clothier; editor, Otho Lovering; music, Cyril Mockridge.
Marked Woman (DVD)
97 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1937.
Summary:
A crusading prosecutor uses a prostitute to indict mobster Johnny Vanning. Inspired by the real-life saga of prostitutes whose testimony put Lucky Luciano behind bars.
Credits:
Director, Lloyd Bacon; music and lyrics, Harry Warren, Al Dubin.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (DVD)
121 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1971.
Based on the novel "McCabe" by Edmund Naughton.
Summary:
Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to help McCabe run his business and the whorehouse thrives. McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. His decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town.
Credits:
Screenplay by Robert Altman and Brian McKay; produced by David Foster and Mitchell Brower; directed by Robert Altman; photography, Vilmos Zsigmond; film editor, Louis Lombardo; songs, Leonard Cohen.
The Merchant of Venice (VHS & DVD)
131 min.
- Feature Film
A television version of Jonathan Miller's 1973 London stage production of the play by William Shakespeare.
Summary:
The play is set in the Venice of 1860. Laurence Olivier stars in Shakespeare's story of the young Venetian and the Jew who lends him money on the security of one pound of flesh. Upon default the Jew insists on payment of his bond and the young Venetian is rescued by the heroine disguised as a male lawyer.
Credits:
Adapted and directed by John Sichel; executive producer, Cecil Clarke.
Michael Clayton (DVD)
120 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: Additional scenes and commentary by writer/director Tony Gilroy and editor John Gilroy.
Summary:
Attorney Michael Clayton is a 'fixer' the go-to guy when his powerful New York law firm wants a mess swept under the rug. But now he's handed a crisis even he may not be able to fix. The firm's top litigator in a $3-billion case has gone from advocate to whistleblower. And the more Michael tries to undo the damage, the more he's up against forces that put corporate survival over human life --including Michael's.
Credits:
Produced by Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent, Sydney Pollack, and Steve Samuels; written and directed by Tony Gilroy; director of photography, Robert Elswit; editor, John Gilroy; music, James Newton Howard; costume designer, Sarah Edwards; production designer, Kevin Thompson.
Miracle on 34th Street (DVD)
97 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1947.
Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Gwenn), Best Original Story, and Best Screenplay.
Summary:
The holiday season is in full swing when a cultured gentleman with twinkling eyes, an ample belly, and a snowy beard is hired as Macy's department store Santa. He claims his name is Kris Kringle, and soon fills everyone with Christmas spirit-- except for his boss, who's raising her daughter to not believe in Santa. But when Kris is declared insane and put on trial, everyone's faith is put to the test as old and young alike face the age old question: Do you believe in Santa Claus?
Credits:
Written for the screen by George Seaton; story by Valentine Davies; produced by William Perlberg; directed by George Seaton; directors of photography, Charles Clarke and Lloyd Ahern; editor, Robert Simpson; music, Cyril Mockridge.
Mississippi Burning (DVD)
127 min.
- Feature Film
Based on the book: Three lives for Mississippi / by William Bradford Huie. Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
Summary:
Two FBI agents investigate the deaths of civil rights workers in a Mississippi town. Tension is caused by the discovery of a local coverup.
Credits:
Produced by Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry; written by Chris Gerolmo; directed by Alan Parker. Director of photography, Peter Biziou; production designers, Philip Harrison and Geoffrey Kirkland; editors, Gerry Hambling, Craig Richards; music, Trevor Jones.
Mississippi Burning (VHS)
127 min.
- Feature Film
Videocassette release of the 1988 motion picture.
Summary:
Set in Mississippi in 1964, this is a fictionalized version of the case of the murder of three young civil rights workers, the FBI's attempts to find the missing boys and the clash between the authorities and the locals in a Klan-dominated town.
Credits:
Producers, Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry; director, Alan Parker; writer, Chris Gerolmo.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (DVD)
115 min.
- Feature Film
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1936.
Based on a story by Clarence Budington Kelland.
Summary:
Comedy about writer of greeting card verses who leaves his small town home for New York when he inherits $20 million dollars. In New York, "sophisticates," including relatives, lawyers, and business executives, attempt to have him declared insane in order to gain control of the fortune.
Credits:
Screen play by Robert Riskin; story by Clarence Budington Kelland; directed and produced by Frank Capra; photography, Joseph Walker; film editor, Gene Havlick; musical director, Howard Jackson.
Mr. Smith goes to Washington (DVD)
2 hr. 10 min.
- Feature Film
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
DVD special features include: Frank Capra Jr. commentary, Frank Capra Jr. remembers "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington", vintage advertising, original theatrical trailer, bonus trailers, talent files.
Summary:
Stewart plays a freshman senator in Washington, D.C. who becomes involved in political infighting when a project of his is undermined by unscrupulous others who want to build a dam.
Credits:
Produced and directed by Frank Capra; screenplay by Sidney Buchman.

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