Paddle-to-the-Sea is a 1941 children's book, written and illustrated by American author and artist Holling C. Holling. It was recognized as a Caldecott Honor Book in 1942. The film Paddle to the Sea, based on this book, was produced by the National Film Board of Canada in 1966, directed by Bill Mason. It was nominated for an Oscar.
Arabesque is a 1966 thriller starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren. The movie is based on Gordon Cotler's novel The Cypher and directed by Stanley Donen, who also directed Charade, Indiscreet, Funny Face, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Saturn 3.
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree is an animated featurette released by The Walt Disney Company on Friday February 4, 1966. Based on the Winnie the Pooh book by A. A. Milne, it was the only Winnie-the-Pooh production released before Walt Disney's death 10 months later of lung cancer. It was later added as a segment to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977). Music and lyrics were written by the Sherman Brothers,. Background music was provided by Buddy Baker.
The Appaloosa is a 1966 American Western film Technicolor (set in the 1870s) from Universal Pictures starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer and John Saxon, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a Mexican bandit. The film was directed by Sidney J. Furie, shot in Mexico. The 2008 Appaloosa film is not related nor a remake of this film, although it almost has the same movie title.
Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round is a 1966 crime film written and directed by Bernard Girard, starring James Coburn and featuring Camilla Sparv, Aldo Ray, Nina Wayne, Todd Armstrong, Robert Webber and Rose Marie.
The Deadly Affair is a 1966 British espionage-thriller film, based John le Carré's first novel Call for the Dead. The film stars James Mason, Harry Andrews, Simone Signoret and Maximilian Schell and was directed by Sidney Lumet from a script by Paul Dehn. In it George Smiley, the central character of the novel and many other of le Carré's books, is renamed Charles Dobbs.
Rat Pfink a Boo Boo is a 1966 film directed by Ray Dennis Steckler and starring Carolyn Brandt. Perhaps the most striking feature of the film -- beyond the low production values -- is a sudden switch in tone and plot that comes roughly forty minutes into the movie. As originally planned, the film was a straight-faced crime drama titled The Depraved, inspired by a series of obscene phone calls by which Steckler's ex-wife Carolyn was being harassed.
Chappaqua is a 1966 cult film written, directed by and starring Conrad Rooks. It is based on Rooks' experiences with drug addiction. It includes cameo appearances by a host of famous names of the 1960s: author William S. Burroughs, guru Swami Satchidananda, beat poets Allen Ginsberg and Moondog, and Ravi Shankar, who co-wrote the score with Philip Glass.
Transfer is a 1966 short film written, shot, edited and directed by David Cronenberg. It features Mort Ritts and Rafe Macpherson and has a runtime of 7 minutes. In Cronenberg on Cronenberg, edited by Chris Rodley, Cronenberg summarized Transfer as follows:
Chelsea Girls is a 1966 experimental underground film directed by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey. The film was Warhol's first major commercial success after a long line of avant-garde art films (both feature length and short). It was shot at the Hotel Chelsea and other locations in New York City, and follows the lives of several of the young women who live there, and stars many of Warhol's superstars.
A Time for Burning is a 1966 Academy Award nominated documentary film which explores the attempts of the minister of Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska, to persuade his all-white to reach out to "negro" Lutherans in the city's north side. The film was directed by San Francisco filmmaker William C. Jersey and was nominated as Best Documentary Feature in the 1967 Academy Awards. The film was commissioned by the Lutheran Church. The film is shot in "cinéma vérité" style.
The Pornographers is a 1966 Japanese film directed by Shohei Imamura and based on a novel of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka. Its original Japanese title is Erogotoshitachi yori Jinruigaku nyumon (エロ事師たちより 人類学入門), which means 'An Introduction to Anthropology through The Pornographers'. It tells the story of porn filmmaker Mr. Ogata, whose business is under threat by thieves, the government, and his own family.
Murderers' Row (sometimes spelled Murderer's Row) is the title of a 1966 American comedy-spy-fi motion picture starring Dean Martin and very loosely based upon the Matt Helm spy novel Murderers' Row by Donald Hamilton, which was published in 1962.
Carry On Screaming! is the twelfth Carry On film and was released in 1966. Of the regular cast, it features Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Bresslaw and Peter Butterworth. It guest stars Harry H. Corbett and Fenella Fielding, and also includes appearances by Jon Pertwee, Frank Thornton and Angela Douglas. It is a parody of the Hammer horror films which were also popular at the time, and follows a plot similar to that of the 1953 film House of Wax.
More Milk, Yvette is Andy Warhol's tribute to Lana Turner and Johnny Stompanato. It features Warhol superstar Mario Montez in the role of Turner, and also features Paul Caruso and Richard Schmidt. Film is 33 minutes long, has never been commercially released on DVD or VHS, and is one of Warhol's least seen pieces from The Factory period.
The Rare Breed is a 1966 American western film starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills and Ben Johnson and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. Loosely based on the life of rancher William Burgess, the film follows Martha Price's (O'Hara) quest to fulfill her deceased husband's dream of introducing Hereford cattle to the American West. The film was one of the early major productions to be scored by John Williams, who was billed as "Johnny Williams" in the opening credits.
A Smell of Honey, a Swallow of Brine is a 1966 sexploitation film produced by David F. Friedman, the self-proclaimed mighty monarch of the exploitation film. Also notable is the trance-inducing repetitious soundtrack performed by a local group called "et cetra". The movie is filled with brief nudity throughout, breasts and rear-ends only.
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini is the seventh (and last) of the American International Pictures (AIP) beach party films and was released in 1966. The entire film takes place in and around a haunted house with no beach in sight, with the teenage gang instead cavorting in and around it and the adjacent swimming pool.