Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. Read More »
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When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed Pearl Chavez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas. Read More »
Despite their different social class Ruby and Boake grew up together in the 1950s North Carolina. Read More »
Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister’s husband takes almost all of her pay for room and board. Read More »
The Wild Heart (1952) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Drama, Romance
A re-editing of Gone to Earth (1950) after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Read More »
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) Henry King, Otto Lang, William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Biography, Drama, Romance
Newsman Mark Elliott is an American war correspondent in Hong Kong, separated from his wife. Read More »
French author Gustave Flaubert is on trial for writing the “indecent” novel “Madame Bovary.” Read More »
A Farewell to Arms (1957) Charles Vidor, John Huston, Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Drama, Romance, War
Frederick Henry, an American serving as a volunteer ambulance driver with the Italian forces in the First World War Read More »
Love Letters (1945) William Dieterle, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Drama, Mystery, Romance
When a man asks another man more facile with words to do his wooing for him, there are always complications. The man with no talent for writing marries the girl, confesses one night he didn’t write the letters and ends up with a knife in his back. The writer of the letters fell in love with the woman he wrote to and wants to become her second husband even if she did murder husband number one. Singleton doesn’t remember the murder or anything about the first 22 years of her life as Victoria Remington. Then at her second wedding she wonders why she said “I take you, Roger,” instead of “I take you, Alan.”
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Beat the Devil (1953) John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Action, Adventure, Comedy
A quartet of international crooks – Peterson, O’Hara, Ross and Ravello – is stranded in Italy while their steamer is being repaired. With them are the Dannreuthers. The six are headed for Africa, presumably to sell vacuum cleaners but actually to buy land supposedly loaded with uranium. They are joined by others who apparently have similar designs.
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We Were Strangers (1949) John Huston, Jennifer Jones, John Garfield, Pedro Armendáriz, Adventure, Romance, Drama
China Valdes joins the Cuban underground after her brother is killed by the chief of the secret police, Ariete. She meets and falls in love with American expatriate Tony Fenner. Tony develops a plan to tunnel under the city’s cemetery to a plot owned by a high official, assassinate him, and blow up the whole Cuban hierarchy at the ensuing state funeral. Together with a band of dedicated revolutionaries, they begin digging.
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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of “a beautiful lady” in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the the town, and transforms their lives.
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