The big opener today took place in 1948, with the release of John Huston’s Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Besides adding another classic to Humphrey Bogart’s resume, it earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Huston’s father Walter. (Huston also directed his daughter Anjelica to an Oscar, the only director to have pulled off such a feat.)
Other notable releases today include the Michael Critchon thriller Coma, released in 1978, and the torture-porn flagship Hostel, released in 2006. The former is good pulpy fun. The latter is one of the ugliest and most irredeemable movies ever put on screen.