Romance

Una donna ha ucciso / A Woman Has Killed (1952) Vittorio Cottafavi, Frank Latimore, Lianella Carell, Alessandro Serbaroli, Crime, Drama, Romance

Una donna ha ucciso (Vittorio Cottafavi, 1952)
In 1951, two years after the “scandal” of the Fiamma che non si spegne, Cottafavi got the opportunity to work on a film with a small production company, Novissima Film. With little means, a number of technical and financial problems and working Sundays with the pieces of film given to him bit by bit, Cottafavi shot Una donna ha ucciso, a minor film that marked his comeback to directing.

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Hangman’s House (1928) John Ford, June Collyer, Larry Kent, Victor McLaglen, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Hangman's House (1928)
‘Citizen’ Hogan is a Irish Republican patriot with a price on his head, serving in Algiers, where he is highly respected by his Foreign Legionaire comrades. After receiving a telegram, he asks permission to go back to Ireland to settle a matter involving family honor by killing D’Arcy, a fortune-hunting opportunist who has turned British informer. Back in Ireland Lord Justice O’Brien, who has the unenviable reputation of being a hanging judge and is haunted with self-doubt, is terminally ill and close to death. He tries to ensure his daughter Connaught’s future welfare by coercing her to renounce her love for the upstanding but poor Dermot McDermot and marry the despicably unscrupulous but affluent D’Arcy, the man Hogan has returned to murder.

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War and Peace (1956) King Vidor, Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Drama, Romance, War

War and Peace (King Vidor, 1956)
By 1812, Napoleon’s forces controlled much of Europe. Russia, one of the few countries still unconquered, prepares to face Napoleon’s troops together with Austria. Among the Russian soldiers are Count Nicholas Rostov and Prince Andrei Bolkonsky. Count Pierre Bezukhov, a friend of Andrei’s and self-styled intellectual who is not interested in fighting. Pierre’s life changes when his father dies, leaving him a vast inheritance. He is attracted to Natasha Rostov, Nicholas’s sister, but she is too young, so he gives in to baser desires and marries the shallow, manipulative Princess Helene. The marriage ends when Pierre discovers his wife’s true nature. Andrei is captured and later released by the French, and returns home only to watch his wife die in childbirth. Months later, Pierre and Andrei meet again. Andrei sees Natasha and falls in love, but his father will only permit the marriage if they postpone it for one year until Natasha turns 17.

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A Breath of Scandal (1960) Michael Curtiz, Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin, Drama, Comedy, Romance

A Breath of Scandal (Michael Curtiz, 1960)
Austrian Princess Olympia is in a quandary. Olympia is betrothed to an unloving, buffoonish Prussian prince named Ruprecht. Then she meets Charlie, a mining engineer from the States, and falls in love with him. It looks like she may have to follow her heart, not tradition, and say “I do” to the charming American. Will she really go through with it? Or will the conventions of royalty dictate her groom?

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