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The Americanization of Emily (1964) Arthur Hiller, James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, Comedy, Drama, War

The Americanization of Emily (1964)
During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were “oversexed, overpaid, and over here”. That’s Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as smooth and risk-free as possible for himself. But things become complicated when he falls for an English woman, and his commanding officer’s nervous breakdown leads to Charlie being sent on a senseless and dangerous mission.
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Making Love (1982) Arthur Hiller, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Drama

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A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn assunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men. Zach and Claire live a comfortable life secure in their love for one another when Bart, a swinging L.A. novelist, walks into Zach’s office and awakens unfamiliar feelings in him.
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Plaza Suite (1971) Arthur Hiller, Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris, Comedy, Drama

Plaza Suite (1971)
Film version of the Neil Simon play has three separate acts set in the same hotel suite in New York’s Plaza Hotel with Walter Matthau in a triple role. In the first, Karen Nash tries to get her inattentive husband Sam’s attention to spruce up their failing marriage. In the second, brash film producer Jesse Kiplinger tries to get his former one-time flame Muriel to see him for what he stands for. In the third, Roy Hubley and his wife Norma try and try to get their uncertain-of-herself daughter out of the bathroom before her approaching wedding.
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The Man in the Glass Booth (1975) Arthur Hiller, Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman, Drama

The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is astonished when, one day, Israeli secret agents burst in and arrest Goldman for being not a Jewish businessman but a Nazi war criminal. Whisked to Israel for trial, Goldman forces his accusers to face not only his presumed guilt–but their own.
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