Based upon the life of Commander Francic D. Fane (USNR), Underwater Warrior follows the evolution of the US Navy’s Underwater Demolition Unit from its inception near the end of World War II through its acceptance and finally successful utilization in Korea. Landmark underwater camera work makes Underwater Warrior a milestone in cinematic history.
In this biopic set in 16th-century Spain, the famed Italian painter El Greco journeys to Toledo, Spain to paint an altarpiece. Trouble ensues when he falls in love with a beautiful local girl. It is she who warns him that the Inquisition is gathering evidence against him.
Piaf is a play by Pam Gems that focuses on the life and career of French chanteuse Edith Piaf. This biographical drama with music portrays the singer in as a self-destructive, promiscuous alcoholic and junkie who, in one controversial scene, urinates in public.
In this masterpiece of contemplative cinema by Spain’s Víctor Erice (The Spirit of the Beehive), the painter Antonio López attempts, as he has many times before, to capture the play of light on the leaves of the quince tree in his garden, and discovers something eternal in the process.
During WW2 Hanna Szenes, a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine, volunteers to go behind enemy lines to rescue Jews from deportation to death camps.
Gaby: A True Story is about a young woman — the child of rich European refugees living in Mexico — who was stricken with cerebral palsy at birth. Though her body is completely paralyzed, her mind is unaffected, and she is able to become a college graduate and an acclaimed author.
Television movie based on the autobiography of Patty Duke. Tells the story of her turbulent life as a child star and adult actress, and of her ultimate triumph over mental illness.
The tumultuous presidency of 17th-president Andrew Johnson is chronicled in this biopic. The story begins with Johnson’s boyhood and covers his early life. During the Civil War, Johnson stays a staunch Unionist and upon Lincoln’s reelection in 1864, becomes his Vice President. After Lincoln’s assassination, Johnson becomes the President and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.