A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
1951, Warner Bros., 122 min, USA, Dir: Elia Kazan

Director Elia Kazan’s powerful adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play made Marlon Brando a household name for his incendiary portrayal of working-class Stanley Kowalski, who collides headlong with fragile Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) when she moves in with Stanley and wife Stella (Kim Hunter), her sister. Brilliantly acted and mounted on every level, with Academy Awards going to Leigh for Best Actress, Hunter for Best Supporting Actress and Karl Malden for Best Supporting Actor. "A masterwork in some indefinable middle ground which is neither stage nor screen." - David Shipman


DEADLINE U.S.A.
1952, 20th Century Fox, 87 min, USA, Dir: Richard Brooks

Humphrey Bogart is at the top of his form as Ed Hutcheson, a crusading newspaper editor out to expose a gangster while juggling commercial needs with the public interest. A razor-sharp script by veteran Richard Brooks and solid supporting work from Kim Hunter and Ed Begley make this a must-see.


ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES
1971, 20th Century Fox, 98 min, USA, Dir: Don Taylor

When chimpanzees Cornelius and Zira (Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter) mysteriously arrive on Earth in a spaceship, they are greeted with wonder and quickly become a media sensation. But this initial excitement turns to suspicion, and the chimp couple find themselves victims of a high-level conspiracy.


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