Movie trailers available on Digital History for Post-War Era era

1984 (1959)
Digital History ID 1832
George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Length of this clip: 2:17.
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Adam's Rib (1949)
Digital History ID 1640
Two lawyers, husband and wife, clash in the courtroom.
Length of this clip: 2:28.
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African Queen (1951)
Digital History ID 1642
In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Length of this clip: 0:30.
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An Affair to Remember (1957)
Digital History ID 1641
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building.
Length of this clip: 0:41.
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An American in Paris (1951)
Digital History ID 1645
A struggling American painter in Paris, is "discovered" by an influential heiress with an interest in more than his art.
Length of this clip: 0:45.
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Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Digital History ID 1646
In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife.
Length of this clip: 4:47.
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Angry Red Planet (1960)
Digital History ID 1647
A rocket ship returns from Mars.
Length of this clip: 1:05.
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Apartment (1960)
Digital History ID 1648
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Length of this clip: 1:20.
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Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947)
Digital History ID 2128
A high school girl falls for a playboy artist.
Length of this clip: 2:14.
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Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Digital History ID 1650
A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.
Length of this clip: 0:34.
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Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
Digital History ID 1630
Professor Peter Boyd tries to teach human morals to a chimpanzee.
Length of this clip: 2:30.
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Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Digital History ID 2131
Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have irreparably changed.
Length of this clip: 1:47.
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Big Sleep (1946)
Digital History ID 2132
Cynical private eye Philip Marlowe is hired to deal with a blackmailer who is shaking down a wealthy man's daughter.
Length of this clip: 0:30.
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Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Digital History ID 1656
Tagline: "A shock story of today's high school hoodlums."
Length of this clip: 1:11.
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Brando: BBC (2004)
Digital History ID 1623

Length of this clip: 6:36.
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Brando: CBS (2004)
Digital History ID 1624

Length of this clip: 5:22.
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Brando: CBS (2004)
Digital History ID 1625

Length of this clip: 8:53.
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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Digital History ID 1661
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.
Length of this clip: 2:39.
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Breathless (1960)
Digital History ID 1662
A young car thief kills a policeman and goes on the run with his American girlfriend.
Length of this clip: 1:24.
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Buddy Holly Story (1978)
Digital History ID 1879
A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.
Length of this clip: 2:28.
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Bugsy (1991)
Digital History ID 1882
The story of how organized crime figure Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas.
Length of this clip: 0:33.
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Butterfield 8 (1960)
Digital History ID 1667
Relationship between Gloria Wandrous, a call girl with a disturbing past, and Weston Liggett, a philandering lawyer unhappily married into a wealthy family.
Length of this clip: 0:23.
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Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Digital History ID 1668
A rock and roll singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.
Length of this clip: 4:35.
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Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Digital History ID 1887
The sexual attitudes and activities of two male friends from their college days to middle age.
Length of this clip: 0:54.
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Digital History ID 1672
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie.
Length of this clip: 1:49.
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Celluloid Closet (1995)
Digital History ID 1890
A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them.
Length of this clip: 1:48.
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Country Girl (1954)
Digital History ID 1675
Tagline: "How far should a woman go to redeem the man she loves."
Length of this clip: 1:19.
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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Digital History ID 1676
A scientific expedition traveling up the Amazon River encounter a dangerous humanoid amphibious fish creature.
Length of this clip: 0:50.
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Damn Yankees (1958)
Digital History ID 1677
A Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the Devil to help his baseball team win the league pennant.
Length of this clip: 1:07.
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Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Digital History ID 1678
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that we must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
Length of this clip: 1:02.
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Defiant Ones (1958)
Digital History ID 1679
Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.
Length of this clip: 0:30.
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Dial M for Murder (1954)
Digital History ID 1680
An ex-tennis pro plots to murder his wife.
Length of this clip: 1:11.
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Diner (1982)
Digital History ID 1913
A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore.
Length of this clip: 2:08.
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Dragnet (1956)
Digital History ID 1685

Length of this clip: 1:30.
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Dragnet (1954)
Digital History ID 1686
Two homicide detectives investigate the brutal shotgun murder of a crime syndicate member.
Length of this clip: 1:16.
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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Digital History ID 1917
The relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African American chauffeur.
Length of this clip: 2:16.
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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
Digital History ID 1687
Tagline: "Warning! Take Cover! Flying Saucers Invade Our Planet! Washington, London, Paris, Moscow Fight Back!"
Length of this clip: 2:14.
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Executive Suite (1954)
Digital History ID 1690
Corporate board must choose a president.
Length of this clip: 0:34.
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F.I.S.T. (1978)
Digital History ID 1927
Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization.
Length of this clip: 2:26.
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Father of the Bride (1950)
Digital History ID 1693
A father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, and the financial and organizational pain of arranging her wedding.
Length of this clip: 1:01.
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Finian's Rainbow (1968)
Digital History ID 1694
A mysterious Irishman, Finian, and his beautiful daughter Sharon arrive one day in a small Southern town of sharecroppers.
Length of this clip: 2:36.
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Flower Drum Song (1961)
Digital History ID 1696
A Chinese woman and her father illegally enter San Francisco to marry her fiance.
Length of this clip: 1:33.
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Forbidden Planet (1956)
Digital History ID 1698
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret.
Length of this clip: 2:28.
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Gandhi (1982)
Digital History ID 1936
Biography of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.
Length of this clip: 3:30.
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Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Digital History ID 2136
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.
Length of this clip: 2:10.
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Digital History ID 1760
Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw are "Two Little Girls from Little Rock", lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise.
Length of this clip: 1:02.
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Digital History ID 1702
Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw are "Two Little Girls from Little Rock", lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise.
Length of this clip: 2:24.
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Giant (1956)
Digital History ID 1703
Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.
Length of this clip: 1:59.
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Gilda (1946)
Digital History ID 2137
The boss of a South American casino becomes jealous over the relationship between his sensuous new wife and his right-hand man.
Length of this clip: 2:09.
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Glen or Glenda? (1953)
Digital History ID 1705
Upon discovering the suicide of a known transvestite, a police inspector seeks enlightenment from a psychiatrist familiar with the phenomenom.
Length of this clip: 2:37.
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Godfather (1972)
Digital History ID 1946
A Mafia boss' innocent son gets involved in the bloody family business when his father is critically wounded in a mob hit.
Length of this clip: 3:38.
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Godfather Part II (1974)
Digital History ID 1947
The early life and career of Vito Corleone is portrayed while his son expands his grip on his crime syndicate during the 1950s.
Length of this clip: 3:10.
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Godzilla (1954)
Digital History ID 1706
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.
Length of this clip: 1:54.
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Grease (1978)
Digital History ID 1949
The friendships, romances, and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s.
Length of this clip: 2:21.
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Gypsy (1962)
Digital History ID 1713
Mama Rose lives to see her daughter June succeed on Broadway by way of vaudeville. When June marries and leaves, Rose turns her hope and attention to her elder, less obviously talented, daughter Louise.
Length of this clip: 2:30.
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Harvey (1950)
Digital History ID 1715
Mild-mannered man has an invisible friend resembling a 6-foot rabbit.
Length of this clip: 1:45.
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High Society (1956)
Digital History ID 1825
The plot of the Philadelphia Story, involving a wealthy ex-husband trying to win back his ex-wife, with a score by Cole Porter.
Length of this clip: 1:25.
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Hoffa (1992)
Digital History ID 1959
A film based on the life of legendary union figure Jimmy Hoffa.
Length of this clip: 1:49.
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Hoosiers (1986)
Digital History ID 1961
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the state championship in 1954.
Length of this clip: 0:32.
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How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Digital History ID 1721
Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.
Length of this clip: 2:23.
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I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
Digital History ID 1724
Actress Lillian Roth's struggles with alcohol.
Length of this clip: 0:23.
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Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Digital History ID 1725
A strange mist causes a man to shrink in size.
Length of this clip: 1:12.
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Digital History ID 1728
A small town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by alien duplicates.
Length of this clip: 1:38.
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It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
Digital History ID 1729
Three soldiers meet 10 years after their last meeting in New York again, and find out that they have little in common now.
Length of this clip: 1:51.
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Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Digital History ID 1730
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.
Length of this clip: 0:41.
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Key Largo (1948)
Digital History ID 2140
A gangster holds a group of people hostage in a rundown hotel in the Florida Keys during a hurricane.
Length of this clip: 0:42.
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Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Digital History ID 1737
A divorced pair of actors who are brought together in Cole Porter's musical version of The Taming of the Shrew.
Length of this clip: 0:57.
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La Bamba (1997)
Digital History ID 1979
The life of singer Ritchie Valens whose career was cut short by a plane crash.
Length of this clip: 1:24.
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Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Digital History ID 2141
An Irish sailor who accompanies a beautiful woman and her handicapped husband on a cruise and becomes involved in a murder plot.
Length of this clip: 1:52.
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Last Hurrah (1958)
Digital History ID 1738
Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as mayor for the last time.
Length of this clip: 3:08.
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Last Picture Show (1971)
Digital History ID 1984
In the dying town of Anarene, Texas, where the main-street movie house is about to close for good, a pair of high-school football players are coming of age and struggling to define their uncertain futures.
Length of this clip: 2:49.
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Lili (1953)
Digital History ID 1741
Members of a circus troupe "adopt" Lili Daurier when she finds herself stranded in a strange town.
Length of this clip: 1:01.
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Lillies of the Field (1963)
Digital History ID 1742
An unemployed construction worker stops at a farm worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns.
Length of this clip: 2:20.
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Look Back in Anger (1958)
Digital History ID 1745
An educated lower class British man is burdened by his own ego and unfulfilled potential.
Length of this clip: 3:16.
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Lord of the Flies (1963)
Digital History ID 1995
Shipwrecked on an island, castaway boys gradually revert to savagery.
Length of this clip: 1:40.
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Lost Weekend (1945)
Digital History ID 2143
An unsuccessful writer's four-day drinking bout.
Length of this clip: 1:25.
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Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)
Digital History ID 2144
The humorous exploits of a impoverished family with fifteen children.
Length of this clip: 0:32.
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Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Digital History ID 1750
A family vacationing in Morocco accidently stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.
Length of this clip: 0:33.
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Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Digital History ID 1748
An American soldier is captured and brainwashed into becoming a sleeper agent.
Length of this clip: 1:39.
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Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
Digital History ID 1753
A starry-eyed Jewish college girl who falls in love with summer resort small-timer.
Length of this clip: 1:29.
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Marty (1955)
Digital History ID 1754
A lonely 35-year-old butcher meets a plain looking 29 year old teacher.
Length of this clip: 0:36.
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MASH (1970)
Digital History ID 1999
The staff of a field hospital use humour and hijinks to keep their sanity amidst the horror of the Korean war.
Length of this clip: 2:27.
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Mildred Pierce (1945)
Digital History ID 2183
A single mother's battles with a cut-throat business partner and a spoiled daughter.
Length of this clip: 0:18.
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Mommie Dearest (1981)
Digital History ID 2011
Joan Crawford as viewed through the eyes of her adopted daughter.
Length of this clip: 3:49.
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Mr. Blanding Builds his Dream House (1948)
Digital History ID 2145
New Yorkers attempt to build a new home in the country.
Length of this clip: 0:32.
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Mr. Rock 'n' Roll (1999)
Digital History ID 1837
The story of Alan Freed, a Cleveland disc jockey who popularized rock 'n' roll.
Length of this clip: 1:16.
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My Favorite Year (1982)
Digital History ID 2014
A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.
Length of this clip: 0:20.
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North by Northwest (1959)
Digital History ID 1763
An advertising executive is mistaken for a spy and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
Length of this clip: 2:07.
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October Sky (1999)
Digital History ID 2022
The story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
Length of this clip: 2:04.
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On the Waterfront (1954)
Digital History ID 1767
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
Length of this clip: 2:37.
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Pal Joey (1957)
Digital History ID 1769
A heel has a relationship with a wealthy older woman in order to acquire a nightclub.
Length of this clip: 4:52.
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Pat and Mike (1952)
Digital History ID 1770
The relationship between a brilliant athlete and her overbearing fiancé.
Length of this clip: 0:26.
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Pawnbroker (1964)
Digital History ID 1772
A concentration camp survivor whose family was killed responds by suppressing all emotion and taking the position that nothing matters except money.
Length of this clip: 1:30.
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Picnic (1955)
Digital History ID 1774
A handsome drifter visits a fraternity buddy on the weekend of a small town picnic.
Length of this clip: 3:20.
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Place in the Sun (1951)
Digital History ID 1776
A poor young man is drawn to a rich young woman and contemplates killing his lower-class fiance in this updated remake of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.
Length of this clip: 2:47.
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Pollock (2000)
Digital History ID 2035
The life and career of the American abstract expressionist painter, Jackson Pollock.
Length of this clip: 2:18.
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Pork Chop Hill (1959)
Digital History ID 1779
American GI's must retake a baren hill in Korea that has been overrun by Red Chinese troops.
Length of this clip: 0:23.
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Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Digital History ID 2149
A handyman and his employer's wife have an affair that leads to murder.
Length of this clip: 0:30.
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Psycho (1960)
Digital History ID 1781
An embezzler attempts to hide out at a roadside inn, run by a mama's boy.
Length of this clip: 0:49.
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Raging Bull (1980)
Digital History ID 2040
A biographical film about the middleweight champ, the physically tough, but emotionally self-destructive Jake LaMotta.
Length of this clip: 2:02.
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Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Digital History ID 1784
An African American family struggles over what to do with a $10,000 insurance payment.
Length of this clip: 2:45.
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Rear Window (1954)
Digital History ID 1785
A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Length of this clip: 0:36.
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Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Digital History ID 1786
An alienated and rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town.
Length of this clip: 2:20.
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Shane (1953)
Digital History ID 1790
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
Length of this clip: 1:54.
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Some Like it Hot (1959)
Digital History ID 1793
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women.
Length of this clip: 1:03.
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Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Digital History ID 1792
The life of Rocky Graziano, a one-time juvenile delinquent from New York's back streets who became World Middleweight Champion.
Length of this clip: 0:39.
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Digital History ID 2072
A writer meets a Polish Holocaust survivor and a medical research obsessed with the Holocaust, and learns about the tragic choice that the survivor had to make.
Length of this clip: 1:04.
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State Fair (1945)
Digital History ID 2191
At the Iowa State Fair a girl falls in love with a journalist and her brother woos a footloose singer.
Length of this clip: 1:16.
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Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Digital History ID 1621

Length of this clip: The relationship between Blanche DuBois, and Stanley and Stella Kowalski..
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Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Digital History ID 1622
The relationship between Blanche DuBois, and Stanley and Stella Kowalski.
Length of this clip: 1:26.
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Sunset Blvd (1950)
Digital History ID 1797
Recently deceased hack writer Joe Gillis tells of his excursions with delusional silent movie star Norma Desmond.
Length of this clip: 1:21.
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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Digital History ID 1798
A slick young opportunist who returns to his home town with an aging movie queen, but runs head-on into trouble with the town's corrupt boss.
Length of this clip: 1:09.
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Sweet Charity (1969)
Digital History ID 1799
A taxi dancer continues to have faith in humanity despite endless disappointments.
Length of this clip: 1:14.
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Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Digital History ID 1800
A powerful newspaper columnist, determined to prevent his sister from marrying a jazz musician, employs an unscrupulous press agent to break up the affair.
Length of this clip: 0:30.
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Tea and Sympathy (1956)
Digital History ID 1802
The lonely wife of a prep school master who feels a bond with John Kerr, a likewise lonely teenager, who is bullied and tortured because he isn't into the expected he-man things like girls and sports.
Length of this clip: 2:43.
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Third Man (1949)
Digital History ID 2153
A writer's attempt to learn the truth about an old friend in Vienna, a revealing glimpse of postwar intrigue, paranoia, and corruption.
Length of this clip: 1:12.
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Touch of Evil (1958)
Digital History ID 1809
A Mexican narcotics officer clashes with a corrupt American cop after a car explodes on the border.
Length of this clip: 2:06.
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Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1949)
Digital History ID 2156
Three prospectors discover a vein of gold, then grow increasingly paranoid and violent.
Length of this clip: 0:41.
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Ugly American (1963)
Digital History ID 1811
An American ambassador to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation of Sarkhan tries to keep the Communists in the north from overrunning the weakened democracy in the south by making sure a vital road into the country's inaccessible interior goes through. B
Length of this clip: 0:46.
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Umberto D (1952)
Digital History ID 1812
A retired civil servant struggles to survive in a city plagued by passive disregard for the post-World War II plight of the elderly.
Length of this clip: 0:34.
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Vertigo (1958)
Digital History ID 1813
A San Francisco detective's fear of heights and obsession with a woman.
Length of this clip: 0:37.
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War of the Worlds (1953)
Digital History ID 1814
The film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story of the invasion of Earth by Martians.
Length of this clip: 1:29.
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Way We Were (1973)
Digital History ID 2122
A novelist and an activist who are social and political opposites strike up a romance in the 1930s, and have a rocky relationship through the next two decades that reflects much of America's history.
Length of this clip: 2:35.
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West Side Story (1961)
Digital History ID 1815
Two young people from rival New York City gangs who fall in love in this musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.
Length of this clip: 2:13.
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Wild One (1953)
Digital History ID 1821
Marlon Brando as the brooding leader of a biker gang that invades a small town.
Length of this clip: 1:40.
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Written on the Wind (1956)
Digital History ID 1822
A melodrama involving a Texas oil playboy and his "bad girl" sister, his best friend, an oil geologist, and an advertising executive, revolving around impotence, alcoholism, and nymphomania.
Length of this clip: 0:20.
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Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
Digital History ID 2159
The late showman Florenz Ziegfeld imagines what kind of revue he could put on in 1946.
Length of this clip: 2:38.
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