In 1220, a small band of English crusaders arrives at Samarkand in Central Asia, just as the city Read More »
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Tomboy Rose Marie Lemaitre, the orphaned ward of Mountie Mike Malone, falls in love with him, and he with her. Read More »
Buster Keaton leaves his family vaudeville act for the movies. Read More »
The son of a strict Navy officer falls for the daughter of a musical-comedy star. Read More »
As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean Read More »
Sea-faring saga of two brothers (Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger) and the woman they both love. Read More »
The 1920’s and 30’s career of singer Helen Morgan is followed from her early days singing outdoors in a carnival Read More »
Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco. Read More »
When his bride-to-be finds him much too stiff, heir to the throne Prince Karl is sent off to the university in Heidelberg to learn how to socialize. Read More »
For years Mickey Rooney had portrayed Hollywood’s all-American teen, but at the age of 27 he was eager to move into grown-up dramatic roles. Read More »
A Woman’s Vengeance (1948) Zoltan Korda, Charles Boyer, Ann Blyth, Jessica Tandy, Drama, Mystery, Film-Noir
Country squire Henry Maurier is patient with his wife Emily, a neurotic invalid, but her brother surprises Henry with his young mistress Doris. Read More »
A horse breeder’s (George Brent) daughter (Ann Blyth) falls for a cowboy (Howard Duff) out to capture the stallion she aims to ride.
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Thunder on the Hill / Tempête sur la Colline (1951) Douglas Sirk, Claudette Colbert, Ann Blyth, Robert Douglas, Drama, Mystery
Sister Mary Bonaventure is in charge of the hospital ward of a convent in the county of Norfolk, England. She is troubled by her own sister’s suicide, which she confides to her Mother Superior. A torrential rain closes nearby roads, causing Sergeant Melling of the police to bring condemned murderer Valerie Carns there. She is being taken to prison. Valerie was convicted of poisoning her brother Jason, a pianist. Jason’s physician, Dr. Jeffreys, is head of the hospital where Sister Mary now works. Valerie still proclaims her innocence, but Jeffreys insists that she gave Jason a fatal overdose of his medicine…
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Wartime drama about an idealistic young UN official (Ann Blyth) who finds out about the horrors of war when she falls in love with Colonel Steve Janowski (Robert Mitchum), the officer in charge of evacuating citizens from Korea.
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The Great Caruso (1951) Richard Thorpe, Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth, Dorothy Kirsten, Biography, Drama, Music
Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera’s patrons. Caruso is unacceptable to both women’s fathers: to one, because he sings; to Dorothy’s, because he is a peasant. To New York patricians, Caruso is short, barrel chested, loud, emotional, unrefined. Their appreciation comes slowly. The film depicts Caruso’s lament that “the man does not have the voice, the voice has the man”: he cannot be places he wants to be, because he must be elsewhere singing, including the day his mother dies. Throughout, Mario Lanza and stars from the Met sing.
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