Marty (1955)

Originally produced as a one-hour TV drama starring Rod Steiger and written by Paddy Chayefsky, "Marty" is a poignant feature film about a lonely, unattractive, unmarried middle-aged man who meets a woman at a dance hall who is also lonely and unattractive. By the night's end, both of them manage to break through their inferior attitudes … Continue reading Marty (1955)

Side Street (1950)

A New York City mailman is chased by both cops and crooks when he steals a shipment of dirty money. This film-noir directed by Anthony Mann re-teams Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell (who previously starred together in 1948's "They Live by Night") for a gritty urban crime story. And to add a sense of realism, almost all … Continue reading Side Street (1950)

The Lost Weekend (1945)

This Academy Award winning film tells the story of a writer as he fights to overcome his addiction to liquor. Directed by Billy Wilder, "The Lost Weekend" stars Ray Milland, Howard da Silva, Doris Dowling, and Jane Wyman, along with a flamboyant appearance by character-actor, Frank Faylen. Although most of the principal photography took place in Hollywood, Wilder insisted on … Continue reading The Lost Weekend (1945)