A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

In the dusty West just before the turn of the 20th century, there are few things more exciting than the annual, extremely-competitive poker tournament held by the five richest men of the Laredo territory. They play in the back room of a saloon while a crowd eagerly awaits the outcome of the tournament. The competitors are willing to give up anything to partake in the … Continue reading A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Ben Quick (Paul Newman) is new to the town of Frenchman’s Bend, Mississippi. He arrives there after being banished from another town, having been accused of burning down a barn. He hitches a ride into town with two young ladies named Clara (Joanne Woodward) and Eula (Lee Remick). Ben is soon hired for farm work by Jody Varner (Anthony Franciosa), son of Will Varner (Orson … Continue reading The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Dorothy Kingship (Joanne Woodward) is a woman in love… but she’s also a woman struck with worry. She’s just discovered that she’s pregnant, and while she’s happy to start a family with the man she loves, there’s one huge problem: they aren’t married. (Gasp!) There’s also a major problem Dorothy doesn’t know about: Bud (Robert Wagner), the baby-daddy in question, doesn’t actually love her. He’s … Continue reading A Kiss Before Dying (1956)