West Side Story
This brilliant film sets the ageless story of Romeo and Juliet
against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins and scripted by Ernest Lehman, the film combines Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's unforgettable score (Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight
) with Robbins's own exuberant choreography to achieve an "exhilarating work of art" (US's Saturday Review
). A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangs--the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony (Richard Beymer) falls for Maria (Natalie Wood), the sister of the Sharks leader, it's more than these two warring gangs can handle. And as mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues, and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls start your engines. You're about to take an incredible ride with one of the most wonderful family films of all time! Dick Van Dyke stars as eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, who creates an extraordinary car called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It not only drives but also flies and floats as it leads him, his two children and his beautiful lady friend, Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), into a magical world of pirates, castles and endless adventure. Fiddler On The Roof
Director Norman Jewison offers this uplifting classic about a poor Jewish milkman (Topol) in Czarist Russia who, along with his devoted family, battles financial challenges and growing anti-semitism within his village.Man Of La Mancha
Academy Award® winners* Peter O'Toole and Sophia Loren are magnificent in this " lavishly produced" (LA Herald-Examiner
) and "beautifully acted" (The New York Times
) epic masterpiece. Featuring an Oscar®-nominated** score with the classic The Impossible Dream
, this "original and daring" (Films & Filming
) musical is an experience not to be missed.
Jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for offending the church, author Miguel de Cervantes (O'T oole) is forced to act out one of his manuscripts for the entertainment of fellow inmates. Cervantes delivers a rapturous performance as the legendary Don Quixote, the chivalrous knight whose choice to see life as it should be, not as it is, takes him into battles with an imaginary foe and into romance with the beautiful Dulcinea (Loren).
*O'Toole: Honorary Award (2002); Loren: Actress, Two Women
(1961), Honorary Award (1990) **1972 Guys & Dolls
Hollywood legends Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons and Vivian Blain (from the original Broadway cast) are dazzling in this Frank Loesser (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
) masterpiece, unleashing a "spectacular, song-and-dance show that's loaded with entertainment" (New York Journal-American
). Featuring hits like Luck Be a Lady
and A Woman in Love
, this smash film version of one of Broadway's most popular musicals is guaranteed, rip-roaring "four-starentertainment" (New York Daily News
The slickest big-time New York City gamblers, Sky Masterson (Brando) and Nathan Detroit (Sinatra), can't resist making or taking a bet on anything. So when a pretty missionary (Simmons) sets up shop in the neighbourhood, Nathan stakes a grand that Sky can't seduce her. But all bets are off when Sky falls madly in love in this romantic musical spectacular that sets the Big Apple afire with excitement.