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Cast: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson
Director: Fred Zinneman
Synopsis: This classic musical tells the story of two young cowboys who fight for the women they love in the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century.
Run Time: 2:19
A League Of Their Own
Cast: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna
Director: Penny Marshall
Synopsis: A washed up baseball star coaches a professional women's baseball league when the men go off to fight in World War II.
Run Time: 2:07
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Director: Roman Polanski
Synopsis: A hard-boiled private investigator finds himself mixed up in a case involving a beautiful widow whose corrupt and pervasive family secret taints everything it touches.
Run Time: 2:10
Cast: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Synopsis: An obsessive surveillance expert mistakenly accepts a job with a powerful businessman and ultimately becomes involved in a murder plot.
Run Time: 1:53
Dances With Wolves
Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene
Director: Kevin Costner
Synopsis: Academy Award winning film about a young Civil War soldier assigned to an isolated army post out west where he becomes intimately involved with a Lakota Sioux tribe, eventually becoming a member.
Run Time: 3:53
Once Upon a Time in the West
Cast: Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards
Director: Sergio Leone
Synopsis: Sergio Leone's epic western about a desperado and a mysterious stranger hired by a widow to find the assassin who killed her husband.
Run Time: 2:45
The Pink Panther
Cast: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner
Director: Blake Edwards
Synopsis: Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is a bumbling detective intent on finding the famous Pink Panther Diamond after it is stolen by the Phantom, a world renowned jewel thief.
Run Time: 1:55
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, King Donovan
Director: Don Siegel
Synopsis: Aliens invade the bodies of a small town's residents. The local doctor is the only one that can restore the humanity that was once present.
Run Time: 1:20
12 Angry Men
Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley
Director: Sidney Lumet
Synopsis: An open and shut case of murder soon becomes much more when the jury adjourns and has to face each other's predjudices and preconceptions about the trial and the accused.
Run Time: 1:36