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Tag Archives: Ava Gardner
The Naked Maja (1958) Henry Koster, Ava Gardner, Anthony Franciosa, Amedeo Nazzari, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Love takes precedence over art and politics as Spanish painter Goya pines for an aloof duchess. Read More »
Paris in the 1920s. The American journalist Jake and his friends spend the time at cafés. Read More »
Earthquake (1974) Mark Robson, Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Action, Drama, Thriller
Construction Engineer Stuart Graff is estranged from his jealously possessive wife, Remy, and has an affair with Denise Marshall, the widow of a co-worker. Read More »
My Forbidden Past (1951) Robert Stevenson, Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Drama, Romance
Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800’s. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University Read More »
When the exiled leader of a free party decides to return to his own country, and attempts to remove the dictator currently in place there Read More »
The Blue Bird (1976) George Cukor, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cicely Tyson, Ava Gardner, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. Read More »
Gifford plays beautiful professor Ann Wotters, who develops a scientific method of picking winners at the race track. Read More »
The Killers (1946) Robert Siodmak, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, “the Swede,” who’s expecting them. Read More »
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) Albert Lewin, James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Albert Lewin’s interpretation of the legend of the Flying Dutchman. In a little Spanish seaport named Esperanza, during the 30s, appears Hendrick van der Zee Read More »
The Bribe (1949) Robert Z. Leonard, Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In pursuit of stolen aircraft engines on a Central American island, federal agent Rigby meets chief suspect Hintten and his wife Elizabeth, a sultry cafe singer; and is watched by Bealer, a “pie-shaped man” with sore feet.
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The Angel Wore Red (1960) Nunnally Johnson, Ava Gardner, Dirk Bogarde, Joseph Cotten, Action, Drama, War
The Spanish priest played by Dirk Bogarde is troubled by his church’s lack of concern for the poor; he decides to leave the church. By chance, the same day the Republicans call on the people to attack the churches and the priests, so though in plainclothes he is liable to arrest and execution. A beautiful cabaret singer (Ava Gardner) hides him for awhile but both are eventually made prisoner. The plot revolves around a relic taken from his erstwhile church by another priest that all sides are convinced would assure them victory…
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The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) Henry King, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
As writer Harry Street lays gravely wounded from an African hunting accident he feverishly reflects on what he perceives as his failures at love and writing. Through his delirium he recalls his one true love Cynthia Green who he lost by his obsession for roaming the world in search of stories for his novels. Though she is dead Cynthia continues to haunt Street’s thoughts. In spite of one successful novel after another, Street feels he has compromised his talent to ensure the success of his books, making him a failure in his eyes. His neglected wife Helen tends to his wounds, listens to his ranting, endures his talk of lost loves, and tries to restore in him the will to fight his illness until help arrives. Her devotion to him makes him finally realize that he is not a failure. With his realization of a chance for love and happiness with Helen, he regains his will to live.
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Whistle Stop (1946) Léonide Moguy, George Raft, Ava Gardner, Victor McLaglen, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Beautiful Mary returns to her small hometown after many years from Chicago wearing a mink coat and carrying an expensive cigarette case. Her arrival causes long standing enmities to surface between two of her old boyfriends, Kenny Veech, a loafing gambler, and debonair Lew Lentz, owner of a local nightclub. Their deep-seated animosity repeatedly results in antagonism and fights as they compete for Mary’s affections. Kenny’s friend Gitlo, a bartender in Lentz’ club, enlists Kenny in an aborted plan to rob Lentz of $15,000 in profits from sponsoring a local carnival. Lentz retaliates by framing both men for murder.
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One Touch of Venus (1948) William A. Seiter, Gregory La Cava, Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Dick Haymes, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
In the art department of a large department store, the statue of the famed Anatolian Venus comes to life and falls in love with Eddie Hatch, a window trimmer. Just before the unveiling of the prized statue, Eddie takes “Venus” to the model-display house in the store, where the store’s boss finds her. He, too, falls in love with her and makes her Glamour Girl Number One. Eddie and Venus dance in Central Park, but Eddie is arrested for stealing the statue. Venus goes back to her pedestal and Eddie is released. While Eddie is sadly preparing for another unveiling, a new employee asks him a question. She tells him her name is Venus Jones.
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