THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS
Ambition, desire, fear--obsession. These are the twisted rules that govern wealthy socialite Martha Ivers' (Barbara Stanwyck) marriage to good-guy district attorney Walter O'Neil (Kirk Douglas). Martha is the public mogul of Iverston, Pennsylvania, but not everything about Martha is as it seems. And when an old friend, Sam Masterson (Van Heflin), resurfaces, Martha's misdeeds from the past are in danger of being revealed.
Leo Tolstoy's ANNA KARENINA
Anna Karenina (Vivien Leigh) is a Russian noblewoman who is married to a Czarist official (Ralph Richardson). Although their marriage is tolerable, Anna finds herself falling head over heels for Count Vronsky (Kieron Moore), a handsome military officer. Despite her attempts to keep Vronsky at a distance, Anna becomes tangled in a torrid affair with the dashing young man. As rumors begin to spread, Anna's social position begins to suffer until the scandal of her affair eventually destroys her once upstanding image, and her marriage ultimately falls apart.
William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT
As You Like It is a delightful Shakespearean comedy that centers upon heroine Rosalind (Elizabeth Bergner) who falls for a handsome fellow by the name of Orlando (Laurence Olivier), who doesn't return her affection. In an effort to get closer to him, Rosalind dresses as a boy and befriends Orlando. The pair becomes close friends, but Rosalind is still unsatisfied with the relationship. Soon things become even more confused when a shepherdess falls for the disguised Rosalind. Ensnared in a tangled web of lies, Rosalind must choose to reveal herself with the hope of capturing Orlando's heart once and for all, or she must keep up the charade, forever remaining the platonic friend of her heart's keeper.
When Fred Staples (Van Heflin) is recruited to work for a major corporation in the Big Apple by the company's hardnosed CEO Walter Ramsey (Everett Sloane), Staples slowly comes to realize that he is meant to replace Bill Briggs (Ed Begley), an ailing executive Ramsey is trying to push out the door. Staples eventually befriends Briggs and comes to despise Ramsey's ruthless tactics, but will Staples choose the moral high road, or will he unabashedly seize the biggest opportunity of his life'