What do women want? Don Juan is aging. He’s arrived secretly in Seville after a 20 year absence. Read More »
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Robert and Catherine have a quiet little marriage until WWII separates them for three years. Read More »
Service for Ladies / Reserved for Ladies (1932) Alexander Korda, Leslie Howard, George Grossmith, Benita Hume, Comedy, Romance
Max Tracey is the head waiter at a London hotel. He falls in love at first sight with Sylvia Robertson, an aristocratic woman, and poses as a prince to win her love. Read More »
A prominent politician is preparing to expose a financial scandal. But then a woman who has invested heavily in the shady venture threatens Read More »
César runs a bar along Marseilles’ port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger with a sidewalk stall near the bar; her daughter, Fanny, who helps her sell cockles; and, various old salts.
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The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936) Lothar Mendes, Alexander Korda, Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman, Comedy, Fantasy
George McWhirter Fotheringay, while vigorously asserting the impossibility of miracles, suddenly discovers that he can perform them. After being thrown out of a bar for what is thought to be a trick, he tests his powers and eventually sends a policeman to Hades by accident. Worried, he sends the police officer to San Francisco, and seeks advice from the local clergyman, Mr Maydig. Maydig, after having Fotheringay’s powers demonstrated to him, quickly planning for reform of the world by means of miracle, but eventually Fotheringay orders a miracle which, due to clumsy wording, backfires. He relinquishes his power and returns to the time before he had it.
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The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934) Paul Czinner, Alexander Korda, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Elisabeth Bergner, Flora Robson, Biography, Drama
In 1745 a German princess, renamed Catherine, arrives to marry Grand Duke Peter of Russia, whom she initially likes. But his suspicious, unstable nature gradually estranges them, and Peter finds solace with pretty courtiers. Catherine invents her own (fictitious) lovers, temporarily improving matters. Alas, accession to the throne brings out the worst in Peter, and loyal Catherine is urged to assume power.
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