In the Realm of PN1997

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Controversy!

Connelly Library recently added Warner Home Video’s Controversial Classics DVD set. As the title of the set suggests, each of these films created controversy at the time of their initial release, whether for its violence, politics, cynicism, or honest depiction of race relations.


  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932): Director, Mervyn LeRoy; Cast, Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson


  • Fury (1936): director, Fritz Lang; Cast, Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot, Edward Ellis, Walter Brennan, Frank Albertson, George Walcott


  • Bad Day at Black Rock (1955): director, John Sturges; Cast, Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin


  • Blackboard Jungle (1955): director/screenplay, Richard Brooks, Cast: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes, Vic Morrow, Sidney Poitier


  • A Face in the Crowd (1957): director, Ella Kazan; Cast Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick


  • Advise and Consent (1962): director, Otto Preminger; Cast, Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Gene Tierney, Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Burgess Meredith


  • The Americanization of Emily (1964): director Arthur Hiller; Cast, James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, James Coburn



See what other new films are available at Connelly Library

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