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Cast: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin
Director: George Stevens
Synopsis: A gunfighter is the only one who can defend settlers against a greedy rancher while attempting to settle down himself with a homestead family.
Run Time: 1:57
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
Five Easy Pieces
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy "Green" Bush
Director: Bob Rafelson
Synopsis: An oil rigger, unhappy in his choice to abandon his musical talents, is forced to face his past when he returns home to take care of his dying father.
Run Time: 1:38
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
Flower Drum Song
Cast: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong
Director: Henry Koster
Synopsis: A young Chinese woman arrives in America to meet her fiance in an arranged marriage. The husband to be, however, is a wealthy nightclub owner with eyes for his star singer.
Run Time: 2:11
Language: English & Cantones
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Synopsis: Stanley Kubrick's comedic look at Cold War paranoia centers on absurd attempts to stop an impending nuclear war.
Run Time: 1:34
Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson
Director: Dennis Hopper
Synopsis: Two hippy-ish young men tour the American southwest on their motorcycles in search of everything America was claiming to be.
Run Time: 1:34
West Side Story
Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn
Director: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins
Synopsis: Academy Award winning film adaptation of the Broadway musical version of Romeo & Juliet,set within a New York City neighborhood circa 1950s, and the rival between a Puerto Rican and American street-gang.
Run Time: 2:31
Touch of Evil
Cast: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles
Director: Orson Welles
Synopsis: A Mexican narcotics officer cuts his honeymoon short to investigate the murder of an American building contractor, revealing a web of police corruption in a Mexican border town.
Run Time: 1:35