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Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies
1956 Friendly Persuasion
starring: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McQuire, Anthony Perkins, and Marjorie Main.
plot – The dilemma a Quaker family faces when the Civil War closes in on their family farm.
This was a great movie! I find the Quaker lifestyle interesting. They are truly brave to live a nonviolent life in time of war.
1957 12 Angry Men
starring: Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Warden, Ed Begley, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Jack Klugman, and Henry Fonda
plot – A boy is alleged to have killed his father. This shows the court case where in initial vote is 11 to 12, as the jury struggles to decide a verdict.
I love, love, loved this movie. The acting was outstanding and the cast amazing. I remembered so many of the cast members from my childhood, and it was great to see them in these roles. A great film!
1958 Separate Tables
starring: David Niven and Burt Lancaster
plot – The stories of a group of people staying at a hotel.
This was a well-written story. I liked seeing all of the different stories of the patrons. It made me think about all of the people I encountered at the hotel in Kentucky. What was their story?
1959 Anatomy of a Murder
starring: George C. Scott, Jimmy Stewart, Eve Arden, Lee Remick, and Ben Gazarra
plot – This was another courtroom drama.
I loved this movie, too. Scott and Stewart were outstanding as opposing adversaries. The characters were so well developed that I felt like I really knew who they were. This great movie lost to Ben-Hur, unfortunately.