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Classics

The genre formally known as "Nostalgia", we determine "Classics" to be all titles that now pre-date 1990(!), but don’t hold us to it…

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Rolling ThunderRolling Thunder (1977)
Dir. John Flynn
Feat. William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones
A classic of 70's exploitation, this gritty revenge thriller follows a Vietnam vet who returns home a hero, but soon embarks on a mission of bloody vengeance after thugs invade his home, killing his family and mangling his hand, which he replaces with a hook.
Pandora and the Flying DutchmanPandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
Dir. Albert Lewin
Feat. Ava Gardner, James Mason, Nigel Patrick
Ava Gardner stars as the ravishing siren of a small Spanish town who has never fallen for anyone until the arrival of the mysterious James Mason, the actual 'Flying Dutchman', a 16th century ship captain, condemned to sail the seas until he finds a woman who would die for him. This version has been newly…
Pawnbroker, ThePawnbroker, The (1965)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger gives a career-best performance as a Jewish pawnbroker whose new life in Spanish Harlem conjures haunting images of his Nazi prison camp past. Grim but powerful stuff.
Hunchback of Notre DameHunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Dir. William Dieterle
Feat. Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton is perfectly cast in this beautifully expressionistic version of the classic.
Iron Horse, TheIron Horse, The (1924)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy
An early silent western presenting an idealised portrayal of the development of the first American transcontinental railroad. Its romantic, mythologising style influenced the entire Western genre to come.
HolidayHoliday (1938)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn
Sparkling Cary Grant/Katharine Hepburn duet stands as tall as its famous successor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. The drawbacks of life in high society are again illustrated with pathos and humour.
Alexander's Ragtime BandAlexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Dir. Henry King
Feat. Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche
Irving Berlin contributes over two dozen songs as well as the screenplay for this rousing story of the history of (white) jazz music from ragtime to swing.

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