Spendthrift Willie Leyland again returns to the family home in London penniless. His father is none too pleased but Willie smooth-talks him into letting him stay. Read More »
Tag Archives: George Fitzmaurice
The Unholy Garden (1931) George Fitzmaurice, Ronald Colman, Fay Wray, Estelle Taylor, Crime, Drama, Romance
At a hotel in the middle of the Sahara Desert, an old man and his beautiful daughter try to keep the location of a hidden treasure Read More »
Arsène Lupin Returns (1938) George Fitzmaurice, Melvyn Douglas, Virginia Bruce, Warren William, Mystery, Crime
A girl and a man Trying to find a lady’s affection: the customary love trio? Read More »
Rockabye (1932) George Cukor, George Fitzmaurice, Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Paul Lukas, Drama, Romance
Actress Judy Carroll, from the gas-house district has been trained, educated and developed so well by her manager, that not even the publicity-seeking world of the theater has guessed her antecedents. Read More »
Raffles (1930) George Fitzmaurice, Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast, Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, David Torrence, Adventure, Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life–he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed “The Amateur Cracksman”. Read More »
Adventure in Diamonds (1940) George Fitzmaurice, George Brent, Isa Miranda, John Loder, Crime, Drama
A government pilot (George Brent) falls for a woman (Isa Miranda) helping her partner (John Loder) smuggle diamonds out of South Africa. Read More »
The Emperor’s Candlesticks (1937) George Fitzmaurice, William Powell, Luise Rainer, Robert Young, Drama, History, Romance
A male Polish secret agent and a female Russian secret-police spy smuggle messages to St. Petersburg in candlesticks. While chasing after stolen candlesticks they discover each other’s identity and fall in love.
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Lilac Time (1928) George Fitzmaurice, Frank Lloyd, Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Burr McIntosh, Drama, Romance, War
All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot’s farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men fighting for England in World War I and their airplanes. Then one of the aviators is killed. His replacement is Captain Philip Blythe who can’t help but notice Jeannine. When he lands the first time, she is standing in the middle of his “runway.” She makes a more favorable impression when he sees her later by the lilacs. When all of the young men depart on a mission, Blythe promises to return.
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Strangers May Kiss (1931) George Fitzmaurice, Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Neil Hamilton, Drama, Romance
Lisbeth is a modern woman who thinks that marriage is old fashioned. She has two men in her life; Steve, who wants to marry her and Alan, who wants her to travel with him. Despite all the warnings by her friends and family, Lisbeth goes to Mexico with Alan where she is happy until she finds out that he has a wife in Paris and that he is leaving for his next job without her. Devastated, she spends a few years in Europe being the life of the party. While her reputation is well known, her life of gaiety has not made her happy.
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Nana (Anna Sten) is a young woman who dreams of success in the entertainment world. For this reason he works tirelessly in Paris. One day he has a stroke of luck, and admirer decides to create a musical revue where Nana is the only star. This will launch to fame, and soon finds himself surrounded by numerous fans, who are eager to meet her in person. Among his admirers are veteran Grand Duke Alexis, and a young gallant who is soon starting a romance. But the older brother of his mistress also walks in love with Nana, and jealousy get in his way. The Grand Duke learns Nana’s relationship with the young lieutenant, and intended him to a dangerous site in Algeria. Nana, desperate and depressed by the Grand Duke, leaving the show and takes refuge in the arms of the elder brother of her former lover. Some time later, he returns to Algeria to fight the Prussians.
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