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  Kirk Douglas  One of the Best Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed, and ruggedly handsome, Kirk Douglas is a star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name give to his best-selling 1988 autobiography) of Russian-Jewish ancestry to become a bona fide superstar. Kirk was born Issur Danielovitch Demsky in Amsterdam, New York, in 1916. A list of his films includes The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Out of the Past (1947) Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) I Walk Alone (1948) The Walls of Jericho (1948) My Dear Secretary (1949) A Letter to Three Wives (1949) Champion (1949) Young Man with a Horn (1950) The Glass Menagerie (1950) Along the Great Divide (1951) Ace in the Hole (1951) Detective Story (1951) The Big Trees (1952) The Big Sky (1952) The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) The Story of Three Loves (1953) The Juggler (1953) Act of Love (1953) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) The Racers (1955) Ulysses (1955) Man Without a Star (1955) The Indian Fighter (1955) Lust for Life (1956) Top Secret Affair (1957) Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) Paths of Glory (1957) The Vikings (1958) Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) The Devil's Disciple (1959) Strangers When We Meet (1960) Spartacus (1960) Town Without Pity (1961) The Last Sunset (1961) Lonely Are the Brave (1962) Two Weeks in Another Town (1962) The Hook (1963) The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) For Love or Money (1963) Seven Days in May (1964) In Harm's Way (1965) The Heroes of Telemark (1965) Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) Is Paris Burning? (1966) The Way West (1967) The War Wagon (1967) Once Upon a Wheel (1968) (documentary) A Lovely Way to Die (1968) The Brotherhood (1968) The Arrangement (1969) There Was a Crooked Man... (1970) To Catch a Spy (1971) The Light at the Edge of the World (1971) A Gunfight (1971) A Man to Respect (1972) Scalawag (1973) Posse (1975) Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough (1975) Holocaust 2000 (1977) The Fury (1978) The Villain (1979) Saturn 3 (1980) Home Movies (1980) The Final Countdown (1980) The Man from Snowy River (1982) Eddie Macon's Run (1983) Tough Guys (1986) Oscar (1991) Veraz (1991) A Century of Cinema (1994) (documentary) Greedy (1994) Diamonds (1999) It Runs in the Family (2003) Illusion (2004) When I was 7 yrs old my grandmother (being a big fan) took me to see my first Kirk Douglas film, Man Without a Star, and he became my first hero. If you're also a fan, I hope this clip will bring back a lot of fond memories.
Tags: kirk  douglas  film  actors 
Added: 22nd September 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
Did This Scare You Out of the Water For anyone who hasn't seen this film, Jaws is a 1975 thriller directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel inspired by the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916. Jaws bears similarities to several literary and artistic works, most notably Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. The character of Quint strongly resembles Captain Ahab, the obsessed captain of the Pequod who devotes his life to hunting a sperm whale. Quint's monologue reveals his similar vendetta against sharks, and even his boat, the Orca, is named after the only natural enemy of sharks. A direct reference to these similarities may be found in the original screenplay, which introduced Quint by showing him watching the film version of Moby-Dick. His laughter throughout made people get up and leave the theater (Wesley Strick's screenplay for Cape Fear featured a similar scene). However, the scene from Moby-Dick could not be licensed from Gregory Peck, the owner of the rights. The final scenes of the film, in which the men chase the shark and try to harpoon it with flotation barrels, parallel the chase for Moby-Dick in the novel. We have this in our library and watch it usually once a month. There's something about this film that sticks in my memory, and no, I never went back into the water.
Tags: jaws  peter  bvenchley  steven  speilberg  films  1975 
Added: 28th September 2007
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Posted By: Sophia
Connie Mack 1927 Baseball scholars will recognize the man on the cover of Time Magazine as Connie Mack, baseball's grand patriarch and most enduring manager. Born Cornelius McGillicuddy, Mack, a former catcher, managed the Pittsburgh Pirates for three seasons (1894 thorugh 1896) and the Philadelphia Athletics for 50 seasons (1901 through 1950) for the astonishing total of 7,755 games managed! The fact that he owned the Athletics ensured he never got fired. His teams fluctuated from greatness to ineptitude largely because he was reluctant to pay big salaries to keep his star players. (His 1931 Athletics won 107 of 154 games. In contrast, Mack's 1916 Athletics won just 36 games.) Mack never wore a uniform on the bench, always a business suit. Much beloved by the baseball establishment, Mack was once quoted as saying he preferred his teams to start well but finish in fourth place. That way he would make a profit for the season but his players couldn't demand raises!
Tags: Connie  Mack  baseball 
Added: 16th November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Wallace Reid Tragedy One of Hollywood's first truly tragic stories centered on the handsome and likable Wallace Ried. Reid was one of the silents screen's biggest stars from 1919 to 1922. Hailing from a showbiz family, he initially hoped to be a film director. At age 19 Reid took a script his father had written to Vitagraph Studios. The studio recognized Reid's potential as a sex symbol and cast him as an actor. The versatile Reid often worked as a director, writer, and even as a cameraman. He was featured in two of D.W. Griffith's epics: Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). Reid also appeared as a dashing race car driver in several Famous Player films, becoming a major cinema heartthrob. While making The Valley of the Giants (1919), Reid was injured in a train wreck. The studio gave Reid morphine injections for the pain so he could continue working. Because Reid was so valuable, his studio kept providing him with more and more morphine so he could keep making movies. Reid quickly became deeply addicted but there was virtually no drug-addiction help in those days. By 1922, Reid's health was in tatters. He died on January 18, 1923 at age 31. His widow, Dorothy Davenport, made a film about drug addiction titled Human Wreckage and toured with it to raise national awareness of the dangers of morphine.
Tags: Wallace  Reid 
Added: 16th December 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Battle of the Somme 1916 Most of this is archival footage shot just before the disastrous first day at the Battle Of the Somme. On that fateful day (July 1, 1916) the British Army suffered about 50,000 casualties; approximately 20,000 were fatalities. Many of the young men you see in the trenches were mowed down by German machine gun fire.
Tags: Battle  of  the  Somme 
Added: 24th December 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Gloria Swanson in STAGE STRUCK   1925 The Chicago-born daughter of an army officer, she became the wife of Wallace Beery who talked Mack Sennett into hiring her along with him in 1916. She became a top silent film star and later came out of retirement in 1950 to virtually star as herself in the classic "Sunset Boulevard."
Tags: Gloria  Swanson        Stage  Struck        Sunset  Boulevard        silent  film  star         
Added: 31st December 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Charlie Chaplin One AM This is a clip from One A.M., a 1916 Charlie Chaplin film in which he appeared by himself. The movie's premise is simple: Chaplin plays a drunk whose inebriated state causes all sorts of difficulties when he tries to retire for the night.
Tags: Charlie  Chaplin  One  AM 
Added: 5th September 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Charlie Chaplin The Pawnshop 1916 Here's a 4.5-minute clip from the Charlie Chaplin film, The Pawnshop (1916), in which Charlie portrays a hapless pawnshop employee. The final two minutes are the most noteworthy. They feature one of Chaplin's best sustained comedy bits: his examination of a customer's alarm clock.
Tags: Charlie  Chaplin  Pawnshop  alarm  clock 
Added: 15th December 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Charlie Chaplin Behind The Screen 1916 This is the first six minutes of Behind The Screen, a Charlie Chaplin film made in 1916. In it Charlie plays an overworked, unappreciated roustabout for a movie company. It's a good example of Chaplin's remarkable ability to turn props into comedy objects. (Watch how many chairs he's able to carry at the 4:00 mark!)
Tags: Charlie  Chaplin  Behind  the  Screen 
Added: 19th December 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Charlie Chaplin Restaurant Scene One of my favorite Charlie Chaplin comedic bits is from this 1916 film 'The Immigrant.' Charlie finds a coin and promptly loses it. He does not realize he has no money until after he treats regular co-star Edna Purviance to a cafe meal. How will Charlie get out of paying the bill? Watch...
Tags: Charlie  Chaplin  The  Immigrant 
Added: 4th April 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964

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