Classic Drama

Classic Drama is where you will find most of those great films you either grew up with or have heard of but never got round to seeing. Generally dramatic productions made between 1928 and 1965 fill this section. "Silents" and contempory "Drama" (post 1965) can be found under their respective headings.. Right: Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd gaze into one another's eyes in "Ben Hur"

A Child is Waiting (1963)

Director: John Cassavetes
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Gena Rowlands, Judy Garland, Steven Hill

Featuring Judy Garland's last dramatic performance, here as a teacher at an institution for mentally-disabled children. She can't contain her own urge... Read more

A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa

Andy Griffith made his stunning movie debut as Lonesome, a big ol' teddy bear whose meteoric rise to TV fame is paralleled by his plunge into booze, s... Read more

A Farewell to Arms (1932)

Director: Frank Borzage
Starring: Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou

The first Hemingway novel to reach the screen, nominated for four Oscars, with riveting performances by Helen Hayes and Gary Cooper as the sweet Engli... Read more

A Kind of Loving (1962)

Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Alan Bates, Thora Hird, June Ritchie

Set in the north of England, young Vic gets Ingrid pregnant, but being no Saturday Night and Sunday Morning tearaway, he does the right thing by her.... Read more

A Letter To Three Wives (1949)

Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Starring: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Southern

Writer-director Joseph L Mankiewicz won twin Oscars for this well-constructed suburban comedy-satire about three women who receive a letter from the t... Read more

A Man Called Adam (1966)

Director: Leo Penn
Starring: Cicely Tyson, Louis Armstrong, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr, Mel Torme, Frank S...

In a rare dramatic role, Sammy Davis, Jr. stars as a jazz trumpet player who seemingly has it all. Blaming himself for the traffic accident that kille... Read more

A Man Called Peter (1955)

Director: Henry Koster
Starring: Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Jill Esmond, Robert Burton

Richard Todd stars in the true story of Peter Marshall, the Scottish-born minister who became Chaplain of the U.S. Senate. After completing his religi... Read more

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Starring: Wendy Hiller, John Hurt, Leo McKern, Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, S...

Adapted by Robert Bolt and Constance Willis from Bolt's hit stage play, this is a literate, penetrating treatment of the conflict between Thomas More... Read more

A Man for All Seasons ( Blu-ray ) (1966)

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Starring: Corin Redgrave, John Hurt, Leo McKern, Nigel Davenport, Orson Welles, Paul Scofi...

Adapted by Robert Bolt and Constance Willis from Bolt's hit stage play, A Man for All Seasons stars Paul Scofield, triumphantly repeating his stage ro... Read more

A Night To Remember (1958)

Director: Roy Baker
Starring: Kenneth More, David McCallum, Jill Dixon

The maiden voyage of the Titanic is meticulously detailed in this remarkable black and white recreation. Based on the best seller by Walter Lord. Grea... Read more