Vittorio De Sica, heir to a large sum of money and owner of a newspaper vending stall, makes enough money out of his business to take a vacation at a fashionable resort. He is given a cruise ticket by an aristocrat who is an old school friend, and is mistaken for the aristocrat when he uses a camera that has his friends name on it. Assia Noris plays a maid who falls in love with him because of who he is and not who others think he is. Happy ending comes when De Sica marries Noris, who is more real than the pampered society belles he has been partying with. Shown in the USA with Italian dialogue and no English titles.
Noce i dnie / Nights and Days (1975) Jerzy Antczak, Jadwiga Baranska, Jerzy Binczycki, Emir Buczacki, Drama, Romance, War
An epic saga of the Niechcic family, told from a woman’s perspective. In 1914 in the war-torn Kaliniec, Barbara Niechcic remembers her youthful love, marriage hardships, family life in the countryside and finally her husband’s death.
Second Chorus (1940) H.C. Potter, Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw, Comedy, Romance, Musical
Danny and Hank are surprised when Artie Shaw hires competent manager Ellen away from their college band. The two trumpet players scheme to get into Shaw’s outfit themselves, each trying to trump the other’s plays.
Where Sinners Meet (1934) J. Walter Ruben, Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Billie Burke, Romance, Comedy
Leonard and Anne are taking the lovers road to Dover where they will board the boat and go to Paris. But the car breaks down and Saunders takes them to a nearby hotel. When they get there, it is a residence with servants owned by a Mr. Latimer. While it is comfortable, they are told they cannot leave for seven days so that they can see if the marriage between them will work. The next day, Anne begins to notice things about Leonard that she ignored before. There is one other couple in the house who are leaving after seven days and it turns out to be Leonard’s wife Eustasia and Nicholas, her lover.
Funny Face (1957) Stanley Donen, Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Fashion photographer Dick Avery, in search for an intellectual backdrop for an air-headed model, expropriates a Greenwich Village bookstore. When the photo session is over the store is left in a shambles, much to salesgirl Jo Stockton’s dismay. Avery stays behind to help her clean up. Later, he examines the photos taken there and sees Jo in the background of one shot. He is intrigued by her unique appearance, as is Maggie Prescott, the editor of a leading fashion magazine. They offer Jo a modeling contract, which she reluctantly accepts only because it includes a trip to Paris. Eventually, her snobbish attitude toward the job softens, and Jo begins to enjoy the work and the company of her handsome photographer.
Wake of the Red Witch (1948) Edward Ludwig, John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young, Action, Adventure, Romance
Bullets for O’Hara (1941) William K. Howard, Joan Perry, Roger Pryor, Anthony Quinn, Crime, Drama, Romance
Marius et Jeannette / Marius and Jeannette (1997) Robert Guédiguian, Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Pascale Roberts, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Marius is the keeper of an abandonned cement works staying high above the quarter of l’Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator salary. Their meeting won’t be without trouble, since besides material difficulties, both of them are wounded by life. They have to learn how to be happy again.
Lady Oscar (1979) Jacques Demy, Catriona MacColl, Barry Stokes, Christine Böhm, Drama, History, Romance
Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father who longed for a son and a heir insisted she be raised as a boy, alongside, Andre Grandier, the grandson of her nanny. When Oscar matures into an adult she is selected to be captain of the guards at the Palace of Versailles under King Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Oscar soon learns the problems of the monarchy and the plight of the poor which will eventually lead to the French Revolution. She also finds herself torn between her true love for the independent, but lower-class Andre and her duties as a member of aristocracy and a trusted subject of the King and Queen.
Elmer, the Great (1933) Mervyn LeRoy, Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis, Frank McHugh, Comedy, Romance, Sport
Elmer does not want to leave Gentryville, because Nellie is the one that he loves. Even when Mr. Wade of the Chicago Cubs comes to get him, it is only because Nellie spurns him that he goes. As always, Elmer is the king of batters and he wins game after game. When Nellie comes to see Elmer in Chicago, she sees him kissing Evelyn and she wants nothing to do with him anymore. So Healy takes him to a gambling club, where Elmer does not know that the chips are money. He finds that he owes the gamblers $5000 and they make him sign a note for it. Sad at losing Nellie, mad at his teammates and in debt to the gamblers, Elmer disappears as the Cubs are in the deciding game for the Series.