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All the King's Men, 1949
Call Number: DVD PS3545.A748 A72 2005
This is the story of working class hero Southern demagogue Willie Stark--rising from the mud of the back country--and his long climb to the top, followed by his longer drop to the bottom.
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, 1959
Call Number: DVD PS3134 .B42 2000
A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive.
Call Number: DVD 792.1 Av52A
Howard Hughes was a rich young man from Texas, heir to his father's fortune, when he decided he wanted to make movies. Age 21, he made the most expensive Hollywood film ever (at the time); and went on to break air-speed records, make another fortune in aircraft design, smash Charles Lindbergh's round-the-world flight record, and be romantically linked with almost all of Hollywood's famous beauties. Nevertheless, he died alone, sealed into a room he never left, the victim of compulsions that drove him to greatness, while containing the seeds of his undoing.
The Color Purple, 1985
Call Number: DVD PS3573.A425 C63 1997
An uneducated woman living in the rural American south who was raped by her father, deprived of the children she bore him and forced to marry a brutal man she calls "Mister" is transformed by the friendship of two remarkable women, acquiring self-worth and the strength to forgive.
The Green Mile
Call Number: DVD PN1997 .G743 2007
Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930's, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift.
The Maltese Falcon
Call Number: DVD PN1997 .M2567 2006
After the death of his partner, San Francisco private eye Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette.
The Right Stuff, 1983
Call Number: DVD TL789.8.U5 R55 1997
The story of the Air Force test flights by Chuck Yeager that would lead to Project Mercury, which pioneered America's launch into the space race-- and of the seven men chosen to launch the U.S. into space: Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1947
Call Number: DVD PN1997 .T672 2003
Two down-and-out Americans in Mexico meet a grizzled old prospector who piques their interest with stories of his gold-hunting experiences. The Americans gather a stake and set off with the old prospector in search of fortune.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Call Number: DVD PN1997 .T44 2005
A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the mores of her small town.