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Films with: Kazan, Elia

America, America
Elia Kazan's own words begin the saga of young Stavros, who leaves his war-torn homeland behind to begin a new life. With his family's meager fortune and his father's blessing, Stavros encounters both allies and adversaries on a dramatic trek. He ultimately achieves his dream through sheer determination and will, thereby earning his nickname : America America.--Container
DVD 8387
America, America
This film is a loose adaptation of the real-life story of Elia Kazan's uncle who grew up as part of the Greek minority in Turkey. He travels to Constantinople to escape persecution, but dreams of living in America.
DVD 10005
Baby doll
Living in Tiger Tail County, Mississippi, middle-aged Archie Lee Meighan and nineteen-year-old 'Baby Doll' Meighen have been married for close to two years. Their marriage is not based on love, but each getting what they want from the other. Their marriage agreement has them consummating their marriage on her twentieth birthday, which is in three days, an act to which Baby Doll is not really looking forward. But she does taunt him and other men with her overt 'baby doll' sexuality, which she fosters by sleeping in their house's nursery in a crib.
DVD 10001
Betty Smith's A tree grows in Brooklyn
In pre-WWI Brooklyn, young Francie struggles to keep her idealism alive in the face of grinding poverty, her father's alcoholism, and the comedies and tragedies of ordinary life.
DVD 9948
Boomerang!
This dramatization of a factual incident opens in a quiet Connecticut town where a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently denies the crime, no one will believe him. District Attorney Henry Harvey is then put on the case and faces political opposition in his attempt to prove Waldron's innocence.
DVD 9992
East of Eden
In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to his estranged mother.
DVD 10000
Face in the crowd
A hobo becomes an overnight celebrity. But, as usual, more fame leads to more power, and more power leads to more corruption. Will he be exposed as the fraud that he is?
DVD 2083
Face in the crowd
An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
DVD 10002
Gentleman's agreement
A journalist assigned to write a series of articles on anti-semitism decides to pose as a Jew and finds out first-hand what it is like to be the victim of intolerance.
DVD 222
John Steinbeck's East of Eden
The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families in the early 1900's in Northern California.
DVD 4414
Laura Z. Hobson's Gentleman's agreement
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.
DVD 9993
Man on a tightrope
The story of a Czechoslovakian circus troop whose members are drafted into the military when the communists take over. But as they near the Bavarian border, they decide to make a break to escape to the West.
DVD 9998
On the waterfront
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
DVD 9999
On the waterfront
Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and institutional corruption. This film charts Terry's deepening moral crisis as he must choose whether to remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly and Johnny's right-hand man, Terry's brother, Charley, as the authorities close in on them.
DVD 11992
Panic in the streets
One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. When Dr. Reed confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague he must find and inoculate the killers.
DVD 7154
Panic in the streets
One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed of the Public Health Service confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague. To prevent a catastrophic epidemic, Clint must find and inoculate the killers and their associates, with the reluctant aid of police captain Tom Warren, despite official skepticism, and in total secrecy, lest panic empty the city. Can a doctor turn detective? He has 48 hours to try...
DVD 9995
Pinky
Pinky Johnson is a pretty, light-skinned Negro nursing student who's been passing for white, a fact she's kept secret from her Granny and the young doctor she's in love with.
DVD 9994
Splendor in the grass
A story of first love between two teenagers in a 1920s Kansas town. When their desire conflicts with the norms of respectable behavior, serious consequences ensue.
DVD 870
Splendor in the grass
Deanie is a beautiful and sensitive teenager who would do whatever her mother and her 1928 Kansas hometown find proper. Her boyfriend, Bud, has intense desires for Deanie and the two are very much in love. But, sexual pressures in society creates a rift in their relationship. She restrains herself while Bud acts on them, but with another girl. Bud's actions drive Deanie to madness. She is committed into an institution while Bud reluctantly obeys his father and enrolls in Yale. The stock market crash of '29 hits and changes the lives of both their families. Together they learn the harsh lesson of love and life.
DVD 10004
Streetcar named Desire
An uncensored version of the story of a repressed widow who visits her sister in New Orleans and is abused and eventually driven mad by her brother-in-law.
DVD 974
Streetcar named Desire
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
DVD 9996
Viva Zapata!
The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.
DVD 9997
Wild river
A Tennessee Valley Authority administrator must deal with the racial politics of hiring African American workers. He also must evict an old woman from her home, but then he falls in love with her granddaughter.
DVD 10003