Though she will always be most closely associated for her role in the classic TV show Cheers, Kirstie Alley had a long career in the movies as well.
From the Vulcan Starfleet officer Saavik in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan to the spunky mom in the Look Who's Talking series, Alley's brassy attitude was one of her most notable characteristics.
Directed by Jules Dassin
It's easy to think a noir focusing on a gangster's stranglehold on the London professional wrestling business, which features a lengthy grappling scene as a turning point, might be too niche, but the fraught balancing act and taut pacing of Night and the City don't offer enough time to fret. Richard Widmark's manic performance as a troublemaking con man who's gradually backed into a corner is a clear predecessor to Tony Curtis' fast-talking, deceptive Sidney Falco in The Sweet Smell of Success, which came seven years later. Director Jules Dassin was blacklisted during the making of the film, and wouldn't make another movie for five years.