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Poll: O', Brother, Sister, Who Art Thou?
You favorite of these siblings-with-issues films.
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Created Jan 8 2014
Winchester '73 (1950)
Lin McAdam (James Stewart) pursuing his brother Dutch Henry Brown (Stephen McNally) in a quest for revenge
East of Eden (1955)
Rebellous Cal Trask -(James Dean) has little in common with his brother Aron Trask (Richard Davalos)
They Drive by Night (1940)
Brothers Joe Fabrini(George Raft) and Paul Fabrini(Humphrey Bogart) have differences regarding the best use of their produce-hauling truck.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
A former child star, Baby Jane Hudson(Bette Davis),torments her crippled sister, Blanche Hudson(Joan Crawford), in a decaying Hollywood mansion. Baby Janes sings "I've Written a Letter to Daddy" and scolds Blanche for not eating her din-din.
The Godfather Part II (1974)
On a trip to Cuba, Michael (Al Pacino), with sadness and regret, learns that older brother, Fredo (John Cazale), has a big problem with keeping family business inside the family. He suggests that Fredo spend more time fishing.
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Two fly-fishing sons of a Presbyterian minister--one reserved, Norman (Craig Sheffer) , one rebellious,Paul (Brad Pitt) --grow up in rural Montana. A story of their their intertwining and often conflicting lives.
Dead Ringer (1964)
A Stolen Life (1946)
When a woman's twin sister,Patricia is drowned (while her husband, Bill, is in Chile), she, Kate, assumes her identity in order to be close to the man, Bill, she feels her sister took from her years before. Kate is really looking forward to Bill's return.
Track of the Cat (1954)
While Curt Bridges (Robert Mitchum) tracks down the panther that killed his brother Arthur (William Hopper), his family argues and bickers over whether younger brother Harold (Tab Hunter)should marry a much-despised neighbor girl.
Thunder Road (1958)
A veteran, Lucas Doolin (Robert Mitchum), comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business...with the hope his kid brother, Robin (James Mitchum) won't have to follow in his foorsteps.
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
The obsessive love a woman has for her husband destroys the happiness of those around her...and continues after her death,
Gunman's Walk (1958)
Widower Lee Hackett (Van Heflin), a cattle rancher who is a product of the old west, tries to bring up his two sons, Ed (Tab Hunter)and Davy (James Darren), in his image, but Ed is wild and unruly. The two brothers are both attracted to Clee Chourard ('Kathryn Grant(I)') but she prefers Davy. Ed's efforts to outshine his father and brother and everyone else leads him into a career of a gunfighter, and a confrontation with his father.
Boys Town (1938)
The search for his older brother, gangster Joe Marsh (Edward Norris), by a resentful resident, Whitey Marsh (Mickey Rooney), brings serious consequences to the continuation of Father Flanagan's Boys Town.
The Public Enemy (1931)
A young hoodlum, Tom Powers (James Cagney) rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld,in spite of the efforts of his older brother, Mike Powers (Donald Cook) to steer him in another direction. A bloody mob war ensues, and Tom is returned to his family home.
Cat Ballou (1965)
A washed-up, drunken sot of a gunfighter, Kid Shelleen (Lee Marvin) is hired sight unseen by the daughter of a murdered rancher fighting to save her ranch from a land-grabbing gang. His hiring begins to look even worse when the bad-guys hire his twin brother, Strawn (Lee Marvin).
The Big Sleep (1946)
Summoned by the dying General Sternwood, Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) is asked to deal with several problems that are troubling his family one of which involves the older daughter, Vivian Rutledge (Lauren Bacall) trying to protect her sister, Carmen Sternwood (Martha Vickers) from a blackmailer. The type of man she hated . . . was the type she wanted !
Dead Men Walk (1943)
The twin, Elwyn Clayton(George Zucco) ,of a kindly small-town physician, Dr. Lloyd Clayton(George Zucco), returns from the grave for vengeance against his brother, who secretly killed him because the twin served Satan.
Duel in the Sun (1946)
Steady Jesse McCanles (Joseph Cotten) and his wild brother, 'Lewt' McCanles(Gregory Peck), sons of a wealthy Texas rancher , vie for the affections of the beautiful half-breed orphan Pearl Chavez (Jennifer Jones), who comes to the ranch as a ward of their mother. "Lewt" wins the battle but loses the duel in the sun.
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother
Brotherly Love (1970)
In an upper-class British household, a crazy alcoholic,Sir Charles Ferguson(Peter O'Toole) has an incestuous relationship with his sister,Hilary Dow (Susannah York) who is also capable of being fairly spirited herself. Country of origin title is "Country Dance." Possibly the only instance ever where the USA changed-title was better than the UK original.
A playboy, David Larrabee (William Holden), becomes interested in the daughter, Sabrina Fairchild (Audrey Hepburn),of his family's chauffeur. But it's his more serious brother, Linus Larrabee (Humphrey Bogart), who would be the better man for her. Maybe.
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
Ned(Paul Rudd), busted for growing organic vegetables, gets out of jail and decides to live with sister Miranda, until evicted, and then moves on to each of his other two sisters.While Ned is happy, his sisters are much less so after he manages to screw up one marriage, one job opportunity, one budding relationship and one domestic partnership. He sees those problems as breakdowns in communication, but his sisters see him as an idiot.
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Epic tale of three brothers---Tristan(Brad Pitt), Alfred (Aidan Quinn) and Samuel Ludlow (Henry Thomas)--- and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Their father doesn't allow Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) or her sister Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) to date. But he alters his rule and will allow Bianca to date as long as Kat also has a date. Cameron, in order to date Bianca has to find someboy to date Kat. He picks Patrick Verona, a bad-boy with a mysterious reputation--some say he ate a live duck once, others that he lit a state trooper on fire, and even more claim that he had a brief porn career. (Others say he once lived in Indiana and his real name is Scut Farkus .)Adapted from William Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew,"
The Lion King (1994)
A lion prince, Simba, is born in Africa and the animals of the Pride Lands pay tribute. Later Simba is told by his father, King Mufasa, that when Mufasa dies, Simba will become King of the Pride Lands. Simba's Uncle Scar, Mufasa brother, would have been king after Mufasa had Mufasa not had a child. Fuelled by rage, Scar plots to kill Mufasa and Simba so he is able to take over the throne.
The Straight Story (1999)
An old man, Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) makes a long journey by tractor, from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wis., to mend his relationship with an ill brother,Lyle Straight (Harry Dean Stanton). .
Western Union (1941)
When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw, Vance Shaw (Randoplh Scott) and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor, (Richard Blake (Robert Young.) A faction against the telegraph coming to the western United States, has hired an outlaw named Jack Slade(Barton MacLane) to stir upthe Indian tribes and make attacks on the Western Union workers. Shaw and Vance are brothers, and are pitted against each other with one not surviving.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Rain Man (1988)
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman)and a pittance to Charlie (Tom Cruise). It is then that Charlie first learns he has an unknown brother, an autistic savant who lives in a world of his own who resides at the Walbrook Institute. Charlie kidnaps Raymond in a quest to get "his share" of the three million dollars, and their cross-country trek takes Charlie out of his selfish world into one of pure love and understanding. But Raymond doesn't make it easy.
Viva Zapata! (1952)
In 1909, Emiliano Zapata (Marlon Brando), with the aid of his brother Eufemio (Anthony Quinn), supports the exiled Don Francisco Madero against President Diaz. But Eufemio's atitude that to the victor belongs the spoils unwittingly aids Emilano's enemies to set up an ambush.
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play schmaltzy music and have never needed a day job. Times are changing and dates are becoming more difficult to get so they interview female singers. They finally decide on Susie Diamond, a former 'escort' who needs some refinement, but the act begins to take off again. While the act is now successful, both Frank and Jack have problems with their life on the road. For 31 years it's been just the Fabulous Baker Boys... but times change. .
All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)
Sea-faring saga of two brothers ,Joel (Robert Taylor) and Mark Shore (Stewart Granger) and the woman, Priscilla 'Pris' Holt (Ann Blyth) they both love.
Cobra Woman (1944)
Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea (Maria Montez) has been kidnaped, Ramu (Jon Hall) and his friend Kado (Sabu) set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are frequently sacrificed to an angry volcano god, worship the cobra. The island is ruled over by Tollea's evil twin Naja, the Cobra Woman (Maria Montez), who, besides having designs on her new prisoner Ramu, also desires to eliminate any competition from her benevolent sister. TOLLEA! TEMPTRESS OF TERROR!
On the Waterfront (1954)
Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) once dreamt of being a great prize fighter, but was takled into taking a dive by his brother, Charley Malloy (Rod Steiger), and is now just a hood and an errand boy for Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb), the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Charley: Look, kid, I - how much you weigh, son? When you weighed one hundred and sixty-eight pounds you were beautiful. You coulda been another Billy Conn, and that skunk we got you for a manager, he brought you along too fast. Terry: It wasn't him, Charley, it was you. Remember that night in the Garden you came down to my dressing room and you said, "Kid, this ain't your night. We're going for the price on Wilson." You remember that? "This ain't your night"! My night! I coulda taken Wilson apart! So what happens? He gets the title shot outdoors on the ballpark and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! You was my brother, Charley, you shoulda looked out for me a little bit. You shoulda taken care of me just a little bit so I wouldn't have to take them dives for the short-end money. Charley: Oh I had some bets down for you. You saw some money. Terry: You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, Charley.
Force of Evil (1948)
Lawyer Joe Morse (JOhn Garfield) wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo (Thomas Gomez) is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not to deal with the gangsters who dominate the big-time.
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