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Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935) Edward H. Griffith, Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Edward Everett Horton
Everyweek Newsmagazine editor Richard Kurt pursues psuedo-portait artist Marion Forsythe on her arrival from Europe Read More »
For those, if any, who have wondered why so many Paramount contractees appeared in United Artists’ films during the war years Read More »
Victor Lobard, the smooth and nimble owner of the Café Metropole in Paris, has only ten days to replace a small fortune he embezzled from the business Read More »
Bill Burnett, a resident of Bali, visits New York City, meets and falls in love with Gail Allen, the successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop Read More »
Safari (1940) Edward H. Griffith, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Madeleine Carroll, Tullio Carminati, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Millionaire Baron de Courland and his fiancée Linda Stewart employ Jim Logan as a guide for their hunting trip in the jungle. Read More »
Cafe Society (1939) Edward H. Griffith, Madeleine Carroll, Fred MacMurray, Shirley Ross, Comedy, Romance
A wealthy young lady marries a reporter on a bet, but things might not work out so well when he finds out the truth. Read More »
Virginia (1941) Edward H. Griffith, Madeleine Carroll, Fred MacMurray, Sterling Hayden, Drama, Romance
A New York chorus girl (Madeleine Carroll) comes home to claim her family plantation and must choose between two men (Fred MacMurray, Sterling Hayden), one rich, one not. Read More »
The Sky’s the Limit (1943) Edward H. Griffith, Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron’s personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave. He quickly falls for photographer Joan Manion, pursuing her in the guise of a carefree drifter.
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Another Language (1933) Edward H. Griffith, Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery, Louise Closser Hale, Drama
Given the usual pedestal upon which mothers were placed by MGM head Louis Mayer, it’s all the more amazing that Mayer gave the go-ahead for Another Language. Louise Closser Hale plays a domineering matriarch who controls the lives of her grown, married sons, using a fabricated heart condition to keep them in line. Helen Hayes marries youngest son Robert Montgomery, only to sit by in mute horror as Mother exerts her authority over her timorous offspring at a weekly family get-together. At the end, only Hayes and Montgomery’s nephew John Beal have the courage to break the apron strings, but not without the formidable opposition of Monster Mom. Based on the Broadway play by Rose Franken, Another Language represented the screen debut of Margaret Hamilton, recreating the supporting role she’d played on stage.
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A wealthy, proper society girl finds that she’s much more popular with men when she pretends to be a “bad” girl.
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In New York, the rookie newsman Christopher “Chris” Tyler dreams on becoming a famous journalist. When his girlfriend Cicely spends a couple of days with him, they decide to get married and Cicely leaves college. Chris’s best friend Tommy Abbott is his best man and becomes a family’s friend. Chris has his great chance when his editor Frank Carteret sends him to Rome assigned as a foreign correspondent. Cicely stays in New York with Tommy and does not tell to Chris that she is pregnant. When she delivers the baby Kit, Chris celebrates and loses a big scoop and his boss fires him. Chris falls in disgrace and the couple has economic difficulties; however Tommy lends money to Cicely and offers an opportunity on the stage as an actress. Cicely is hired and becomes successful and Chris is depressed with the situation. Cicely seeks out Frank Carteret and explains the situation, and he offers a job opportunity to Chris in Russia.
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