Edith Head

Born: 28 October 1898, Los Angeles, CA
Died: 24 October 1981, Los Angeles, CA

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  • Notorious

    Notorious

    In one of Hitchcock’s darkest thrillers, a traitor’s daughter is engaged by an American agent to get close to one of her father’s Nazi associates.

  • Sunset Blvd.

    Sunset Blvd.

    The most caustic of European émigré directors, Wilder explored the movie industry and the delusions of stardom in Hollywood’s great poison pen letter to itself.

  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The coming of civilisation brings an end to the wildness of the west in John Ford’s elegiac late film teaming John Wayne and James Stewart.

  • Roman Holiday

    Roman Holiday

    The role of the princess who escapes her duties for a day crystallised the charm of Audrey Hepburn, winning her an Oscar for her first Hollywood role.

  • The Sting

    The Sting

    Paul Newman and Robert Redford are perfectly teamed as grifter partners in this multi-Oscar-winning shaggy-dog story of an epic con.

  • Double Indemnity

    Double Indemnity

    An insurance salesman (Fred MacMurray) is seduced into murder and fraud in Billy Wilder’s classic dark thriller, adapted from the novel by James M. Cain.

  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    A former detective with a fear of heights is hired to follow a woman apparently possessed by the past, in Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless thriller about obsession.

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    As much a buddy movie as a western, William Goldman’s script keeps Paul Newman and Robert Redford well supplied with wry lines and double takes.

  • The Lady Eve

    The Lady Eve

    Glamorous conwoman Barbara Stanwyck gets millionaire boffin Henry Fonda in her sights in Preston Sturges’s sparkling screwball comedy.

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