Aimless youth Rick Martin learns he has a gift for music and falls in love with the trumpet. Read More »
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Using Helen Gurley Brown’s book as a jump off point, we follow the adventures of a supermarket tabloid editor Read More »
Designing Woman (1957) Vincente Minnelli, Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray, Comedy, Romance
After Mike Hagen and Marilla Brown wed after a whirlwind love on the west shore they come back to New York to discover they don’t have much in common. Read More »
The Big Sleep (1946) Howard Hawks, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
The Big Sleep is the story of a private investigator, named Philip Marlowe, hired by a wealthy general to find out and stop his youngest daughter Read More »
Physicist Bill Beck meets and marries doctor’s receptionist Julie. Five happy years later, she develops a heart condition. Read More »
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Sidney Lumet, Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Having sorted a matter out in the Middle East, detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) is returning to England aboard the Orient Express. Read More »
John Books an aging gunfighter goes to see a doctor he knows for a second opinion after another doctor told him he has a cancer which is terminal. Read More »
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Jean Negulesco, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three New York models, Shatze, Pola and Loco set-up in an exclusive appartment with a plan: tired of cheap men and a lack of money Read More »
Appointment with Death (1988) Michael Winner, Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Emily Boynton, step-mother to the three Boynton children and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope Read More »
A merchant marine captain, rescued from the Chinese Communists by local villagers, is “shanghaied” into transporting the whole village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer. Read More »
Confidential Agent (1945) Herman Shumlin, Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall, Victor Francen, Drama, Thriller
During the Spanish Civil War, a republican courier travels to England to try and buy coal. He meets with an amount of local hostility, while his life is at risk from those on the fascist side. Support comes from an unlikely if attractive quarter.
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On 24 October 1955, the hard-work geologist of the Hadley Oil Company Mitch Wayne meets the executive secretary Lucy Moore in the office of her boss Bill Ryan in New York and invites her to go to a conference with the alcoholic playboy and son of a tycoon Kyle Hadley. On the way of the meeting, he confesses that they had traveled from Houston to New York to satisfy the wish of the reckless Kyle, who is his best friend since their childhood, of eating a sandwich from club 21 and the meeting was just a pretext to Kyle’s father Jasper Hadley. Mitch and Kyle immediately fall in love for Lucy, and Kyle unsuccessfully uses his money to impress Lucy; then he opens his heart and proposes Lucy. They get married and travel to Acapulco and the insecure Kyle stops drinking. Meanwhile, Kyle’s sister Marylee is an easy woman and has a non-corresponded crush on Mitch that sees her as a sister. One year later, Kyle discovers that he has a problem and might be sterile and starts drinking again.
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Dark Passage (1947) Delmer Daves, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Film-Noir, Thriller
Bogart plays a man convicted of murdering his wife who escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence. Bogart finds that his features are too well known, and is forced to seek some illicit backroom plastic surgery. The entire pre-knife part of the film is shot from a Bogart’s-eye-view, with us seeing the fugitive for the first time as he starts to recuperate from the operation in the apartment of a sympathetic young artist (played by Bacall) for whom he soon finds affection. But what he’s really after is revenge.
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North West Frontier (1959) J. Lee Thompson, Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom, Adventure, Drama
In northwestern India soon after the turn of the 20th Century, Moslem rebels seek to kill a six-year-old Hindu prince to end his family line. Captain Scott of the British Army is ordered to get the prince out of the region safely. Adventure ensues as Scott sneaks the child away, through Moslem-held territory, by train. Also on board are the boy’s American governess, an arms merchant, a cynical reporter, and two upper class Britons.
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At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to design and make new drapes for the library. Mrs. Karen McIver, who is neglected by her hardworking husband (and a bit unbalanced herself), wants to make her mark on the clinic, so she orders new drapes. Miss Inch, the business manager, who has been with the clinic longer than anyone, sees this as an intrusion into her territory, and she too orders drapes. All this puts everyone in a dither, as they fight over drapes and clinic politics.
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