Close message

Welcome to Kanopy

Brought to you by Blue Island Public Library

Not your library? Find it now
Loading...

Chinatown
A landmark movie in the film-noir tradition, CHINATOWN stands as a true screen classic. Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to…
S.O.S. Titanic
In the early hours of April 15, 1912, a young wireless operator on the R.M.S. Carpathia heard a faint distress signal. Unbelievably, it came from the R.M.S. Titanic, which was then making her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.…
To Catch a Thief
In this suspenseful and glamorous classic from Alfred Hitchcock, the always debonair Cary Grant plays John Robie, a reformed jewel thief. Robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and…
That Touch of Mink
Love arrives with a splash when a handsome and eligible tycoon (Cary Grant) and a beautiful working woman (Doris Day) meet over a curbside mud puddle. He's enchanted by her small town ways; she's captivated by his romantic, debonair manner.…
His Girl Friday
In this undeniable gem of Hollywood's golden age, Walter, a hard-boiled newspaper editor, discovers that his ex-wife and former employee, Hildy, is set to marry a wet-blanket insurance salesman. Walter, certain that this is the wrong move for a strong-willed…
Harold and Maude
Deadpan rich boy Harold (Bud Cort) stages elaborate suicide tableaux to get the attention of his mother, but she keeps planning his brilliant future for him instead. Obsessed with the trappings of death, Harold freaks out his blind dates, modifies…
Paper Moon
Ryan O'Neal teams up with his daughter Tatum in this bright, warm, and funny period film for which Tatum won an Oscar for her first film role, making her the youngest actress to ever receive this honor. O'Neal plays the…
Woman on the Run
A lost gem rediscovered! Thanks to the efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, this terrific 1950 film noir, the only American print of which was burned in a 2008 fire, has been rescued and restored to its original luster. Join…
Funny Face
Paris, the City of Light, shines even brighter when Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire team up, bringing their luminous starpower to this exquisite Oscar -nominated musical featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Featuring iconic performances from two legends of…
Paris When It Sizzles
Screenwriter Richard Benson (William Holden) has a script due in three days. When he asks secretary Gabrielle Simpson (Audrey Hepburn) to help concoct ideas, she acts out a potpourri of preposterous plots in this classic romantic comedy.
Summertime
An American spinster's dream of romance finally becomes a bittersweet reality when she meets a handsome--but married--Italian man while vacationing in Venice. Katharine Hepburn's sensitive portrayal of the lonely heroine and Jack Hildyard's glorious Technicolor photography make SUMMERTIME an endearing…
The Great Dictator
In his controversial masterpiece, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish…
Teacher's Pet
Jim Gannon (Clark Gable) is a school-of-hard-knocks newspaperman who despises journalism schools, until he sees who's doing the teaching. Attracted to lovely professor Erica Stone (Doris Day), he masquerades as a novice in her class. Nominated for Best Supporting Actor…
Sunset Boulevard
Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, an aging silent-film queen, and William Holden, as the struggling young screenwriter who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen's most memorable characters in SUNSET BOULEVARD. Winner of three Academy…
Love with the Proper Stranger
Two of Hollywood's all-time favorite stars heat up the steamy streets of Manhattan in this tough and tender romance. Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen star as a charming, footloose musician and the innocent Macy's salesgirl who is carrying his child.…
Sudden Fear
In this rediscovered masterpiece of film noir, Joan Crawford plays a successful playwright who marries a mediocre actor (Jack Palance). She soon discovers that he not only married her for money but that he plans to murder her with the…
The Stranger
Having directed two undisputed masterpieces - Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons - Orson Welles delved into the suspense film, crafting a baroque postwar thriller that drew upon the style of his previous work, while laying the groundwork for his…
Journey to Italy
Among the most influential films of the postwar era, Roberto Rossellini's JOURNEY TO ITALY (Viaggio in Italia) charts the declining marriage of a couple from England (Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders) on a trip in the countryside near Naples. More…
High Noon
Gary Cooper won the Academy Award for the Best Actor in this classic tale of a lawman who stands alone to defend a town of cowardly citizens against a gang of revenge-seeking criminals. In the greatest showdown in the history…
Sands of Iwo Jima
Tough-as-nails career Marine Sergeant John Stryker (John Wayne) is greatly disliked by the men of his squad, particularly the combat replacements, for the rigorous training he puts them through. From training to the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War…