The 1960s, ’70s and ’80s spawned some of the greatest and most entertaining movies in history. It’s little wonder than that this time period is often referred to as the “Silver Age of Cinema.” We wanted to honor this era with our current Silver Age Spectaculars Sale, and here’s just a small selection of some of the many titles included in it!
Spartacus (Restored Edition)(1960)
Stanley Kubrick’s epic adventure stars Kirk Douglas as the Thracian Spartacus, a slave trained to become a mighty gladiator. Uniting his fellow slaves, Spartacus heroically leads the fight to freedom from Roman rule, setting the stage for a vicious power struggle between two Roman senators. Restored version includes the infamous bathing scene. With Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, and Tony Curtis.
Father Goose (1964)
Beachcomber Walter Eckland (Cary Grant) leads a peaceful, quiet life on a Pacific island in 1943, working for the Allies as a planespotter watching for Japanese aircraft. His solitude is disrupted when French schoolteacher Catherine Freneau (Leslie Caron) and her seven female charges are stranded with him. The uncouth Walter and the refined Catherine clash before slowly starting to fall for one another. Trevor Howard, Jack Good, Sharyl Locke co-star in this delightful romantic comedy.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Albert Finney is Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in this classic Agatha Christie thriller. An American businessman (Richard Widmark) has been killed on board the famed transcontinental train, and it’s up to Poirot to uncover the murderer. Ingrid Bergman (who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar), Lauren Bacall, Anthony Perkins, Sean Connery, Jacqueline Bisset, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, and Vanessa Redgrave head the all-star cast; directed by Sidney Lumet.
Places in the Heart (1984)
exas, the Great Depression: After losing her lawman husband in a tragic incident, Edna Spalding (Oscar-winning Sally Field) must face the prospect of providing for her kids and keeping the family cotton farm afloat. Surprising support comes in the form of a drifter (Danny Glover) and a blind boarder (John Malkovich). Robert Benton’s fine semi-autobiographical drama co-stars Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan.
Philadelphia detective John Book (Harrison Ford) must protect the sole witness to a murder at a train station–young Amish boy Samuel Lapp (Lukas Haas)–when the crime is linked to police corruption. His own life also in jeopardy, Book must hide out on the Lapp family’s rural farm, where he forms an unexpected bond with the members of the community, especially Samuel’s widowed mother (Kelly McGillis). Director Peter Weir’s compelling drama also stars Danny Glover, Josef Sommer.
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