This tale of the dissipation of a Welsh coal-mining family at the turn of the twentieth century was intended to be another Gone with the Wind.
A town would be in rough shape without its good-hearted banker. That's what many people would call a fantasy.
This was supposed to be Charlie Chaplin's first talkie, but he wisely realized that to preserve the charm of the Little Tramp, he also had to preserve the silence.
Aging numbers-man Burt Lancaster yearns for the day when even the Atlantic Ocean "was something."
Preston Sturges received two Oscar nominations for 1944 films. This was one of them--even though it was written on the fly as it was being filmed.
...And their sons. This film had the unusual distinction of starring two "Jr."s, Lon Chaney and Noah Beery, both scions of silent film actors.
A movie that portrays politicians as corrupt? Believe it or not, this film nearly didn't get made for precisely that reason.
In the era of the antihero, few were more antiheroic than Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker.
Oliver Stone's answer to probably every John Wayne war film ever made.
The horror film that unfairly tarnished the reputation of good gorillas everywhere.