Throwback: Favorite Cinema Center Film

by jalapenoman | created - 22 Jan 2015 | updated - 27 Feb 2015 | Public

Cinema Center Films was a division of CBS that produced 30 theatrical films between 1968 and 1972. Which film made during their brief existence was your favorite?

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1. Snoopy Come Home (1972)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When Snoopy receives a letter from a girl named Lila, who's in a hospital, he goes on a journey with Woodstock to see her.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, David Carey

Votes: 3,900

2. Prime Cut (1972)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A vicious Kansas City slaughterhouse owner and his hick family are having a bloody "beef" with the Chicago crime syndicate over profits from their joint illegal operations. Top enforcer Nick Devlin is sent to straighten things out.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek, Angel Tompkins

Votes: 4,197

3. The Revengers (1972)

PG | 106 min | Western

When a rancher's family is massacred by a gang of outlaws, he assembles a mean team of convicts as his posse to pursue the killers.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Woody Strode, Roger Hanin

Votes: 803

4. The War Between Men and Women (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

Two quirky Manhattanites crash into each other at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing; divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris, Jason Robards, Herb Edelman

Votes: 522

5. The Little Ark (1972)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Family

Two children are trapped in the tower of a church during a flood. Local fishermen attempt to rescue them.

Director: James B. Clark | Stars: Theodore Bikel, Geneviève Ambas, Philip Frame, Max Croiset

Votes: 85

6. Something Big (1971)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Western

A man kidnaps the wife of a cavalry commander in order to exchange her for a Gatling gun that's being sold by a gun runner.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Dean Martin, Brian Keith, Carol White, Honor Blackman

Votes: 655

7. The Christian Licorice Store (1971)

R | 90 min | Drama, Comedy

A tennis champion falls in with the Hollywood crowd. He soon finds himself being corrupted by the life in the fast lane.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Beau Bridges, Maud Adams, Gilbert Roland, Allan Arbus

Votes: 62

8. The African Elephant (1971)

G | 92 min | Documentary

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Director: Simon Trevor | Star: David Wayne

Votes: 24

9. Le Mans (1971)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

52 Metascore

Almost in breadth and depth of a documentary, this movie depicts an auto race during the 70s on the world's hardest endurance course: Le Mans in France. The race goes over 24 hours on 13.4 ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen, Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Votes: 8,307

10. Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)

R | 108 min | Drama, Comedy

Georgie Soloway, a pop hit love song writer who cannot love, himself, or others. He spends his days with various women flying his plane, and dropping in to the world around him.

Director: Ulu Grosbard | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Harris, Jack Warden, David Burns

Votes: 780

11. Big Jake (1971)

GP | 110 min | Western

57 Metascore

In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Jacob McCandles' grandson and holds him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy.

Directors: George Sherman, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne

Votes: 10,358 | Gross: $7.50M

12. Blue Water, White Death (1971)

G | 99 min | Documentary

Documentary focusing on great white sharks.

Directors: Peter Gimbel, James Lipscomb | Stars: Tom Chapin, Phil Clarkson, Stuart Cody, Peter Lake

Votes: 332

13. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Romance, War

55 Metascore

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

Votes: 9,685 | Gross: $9.27M

14. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Votes: 31,173 | Gross: $31.56M

15. Homer (1970)

PG | 91 min | Drama

A high school graduate named Homer experiences the pains of the generation gap and the Vietnam War in the late 1960's while growing up in Schomberg, Wisconsin.

Director: John Trent | Stars: Don Scardino, Alex Nicol, Tisa Farrow, Lenka Peterson

Votes: 29

16. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Votes: 8,428

17. Monte Walsh (1970)

PG-13 | 106 min | Western

An aging cowboy realizes that the West he knew and loved will soon be no more--and that there will be no room for him, either.

Director: William A. Fraker | Stars: Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Palance, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 2,247

18. Adam at Six A.M. (1970)

R | 100 min | Drama

After the death of a relative, a professor goes to the funeral and gets himself a job there working with power lines. He soon finds his entire life changing before his eyes.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Michael Douglas, Lee Purcell, Joe Don Baker, Louise Latham

Votes: 254

19. Darker Than Amber (1970)

PG | 96 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Professional beach bum and 'knight errant' Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Carribean cruise to bring the killer to justice.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Rod Taylor, Theodore Bikel, Suzy Kendall, Ahna Capri

Votes: 386

20. Something for Everyone (1970)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins, Heidelinde Weis

Votes: 770

21. A Man Called Horse (1970)

M | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

46 Metascore

In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and aspires to become their leader.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon, Manu Tupou

Votes: 7,712

22. The Boys in the Band (1970)

R | 118 min | Drama

Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Kenneth Nelson, Peter White, Leonard Frey, Frederick Combs

Votes: 3,790 | Gross: $7.63M

23. The Reivers (1969)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis and a series of adventures.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Ruth White, Michael Constantine

Votes: 2,578

24. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

G | 86 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Charlie Brown makes his way to the national spelling bee finals.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Pamelyn Ferdin, Glenn Gilger, Andy Pforsich

Votes: 4,145 | Gross: $13.08M

25. The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Drama

In 1532, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro leads an expedition into the heart of the Inca Empire and captures the Incan Emperor Atahualpa and claims Peru for Spain.

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport, Leonard Whiting

Votes: 551

26. Hail, Hero! (1969)

PG | 100 min | Drama

A disillusioned man can't decide whether to join the army or to become a hippie.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Michael Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Teresa Wright, John Larch

Votes: 151

27. Me, Natalie (1969)

M | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

A young woman struggles for independence.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Patty Duke, James Farentino, Martin Balsam, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 771 | Gross: $1.07M

28. The April Fools (1969)

M | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A married man enters his boss' apartment to sign papers for a promotion and finds a party of 200 instead. He doesn't fit in, leaves with a woman, spends all night with her, falls in love with her and finds out she's his boss' wife.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Peter Lawford, Jack Weston

Votes: 1,076 | Gross: $1.83M

29. A Fine Pair (1968)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A detective gets involved with the beautiful daughter of an old friend. The daughter turns out to be a jewel thief, who in turn gets the detective involved in a caper in Austria.

Director: Francesco Maselli | Stars: Rock Hudson, Claudia Cardinale, Tomas Milian, Leon Askin

Votes: 323

30. With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Two widowed people fall in love and marry, unprepared for the hostile reactions of their children.

Director: Howard Morris | Stars: Doris Day, Brian Keith, Pat Carroll, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 2,321 | Gross: $10.10M



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