Susan Applegate (Ginger Rogers) has been living in New York for the past year and has decided she wants to return to her hometown in Iowa. Unfortunately the train fare has gone up and not wanting to stay in NYC a day longer she decides to pose as a 12 year old to get a half priced ticket. She is befriended by a kindly solider Major Philip Kirby (Ray Milland) and when the train is stranded because of a mud slide, he decides to take the “little girl” with him to his fiancé home. All chaos breaks out, when her home turns out to be amidst an all boy West Point like school, who are all too eager to impress young Susan. Things get more complicated when Susan starts to develop feelings for Philip.
Based on a true story this film chronicles the up and down relationship between Anna Leowens (Irene Dunne), a British teacher and widow who’s come to Siam in the 1860’s, and the King (Rex Harrison), who’s many children she has come to teach. Along with the vast cultural differences, Anna and her son must face the realities of injustice and almost tyranny that the king levels towards his people and in particular towards women. Despite all this the two become unlikely friends as they try to bring a new future to the country.
This inspiring story was later made into a broadway musical and then the classic film, “The King and I”.
This film tells the imaginative tale of how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) came to write possibly his greatest work, A Christmas Carol. Overwhelmed by recent flops in his writings and riseing debts, Dickens realizes he must come up with a hit, in the ridiculously short time of six weeks. Along the way he must face his past if he is ever to have a future with his family. Costarring Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce.
Set on a remote chicken farm in England, the story follows the plucky and determined chicken named Ginger, as she comes up with endless escape plans to try and save herself and her friends from eventual death. When a rooster named Rocky literally falls from the sky into their laps, they think he’s exactly what they need to finally escape.
This is the true story about Elsa, an orphaned lion who is raised and loved by Joy Adamson (Virginia McKenna) and her husband in Kenya. The two are inseparable, but when it becomes more apparent that Elsa can’t remain with her human family, Joy decides to set her free. Which is easier said than done, in this moving drama.
Young Haakon makes a hard decision, when he takes his fathers place on a ship in order to pay the family’s debt. Almost at the same time that the boat is taken over by a mutiny, the ship is lost in a storm. The boy is shipwrecked on an island that happens to be the hideout for a band of pirates. When he finds their treasure Haakon knows it will only be a matter of time before they return.
This is the classic film adaption of Louisa May Alcotts novel about four sisters growing up during the American civil war. The oldest is Meg (Janet Leigh), always proper but not above having fun with her tomboy sister Jo (June Allyson). Next is beautiful and vain Amy (Elizabeth Taylor) and little Beth (Margaret O`Brian). Into their little world comes Laurie (Peter Lawford), with him they share laughter, tears and triumph. Co-starring Mary Astor and Rossano Brazzi.
When life in America isn’t quite what they dreamed it would be, young Fievel and his family fall for the allure of the Golden West and set off for a new life. Once there they find it harder then they expected but the mice want to stick it out when they fall for the promises of a scheming cat (John Cleese). Fievel is the only one that realizes the truth and it’s up to him to save the other mice.
Jimmy Stewart co-stars in his final film as an old law dog that just might have one more fight in him.
It seems from literally birth that villain Megamind (Will Ferrell) and hero Metro Man (Brad Pitt) are locked in an endless battle of good vs evil. When one of Megaminds’ plans finally defeats Metro Man, there seems to suddenly be nothing for Megamind to strive for. He quickly decides to create another superhero for him to fight. Unfortunately he chooses the slacker Hal (Jonah Hill) who quickly uses his powers for evil. Now it is up to Megamind to save the city and the girl of his dreams Roxanne Ritchi (Tina Fey), in this hilarious comedy that turns the superhero genre upside-down.
Young Highland Princess Merida is anything but ready for the impending political marriage arranged by her mother the queen. Feeling that her mother can’t understand her situation, Merida decides to enlist the help of a witch to “change her fate” by changing her mother. This sets off a chain of events that causes Merida to consider whether it is only her mother that must change.