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Stanley & Iris (1990) Martin Ritt, Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Swoosie Kurtz, Drama, Romance

Stanley & Iris (1989)
Stanley Cox is a shy, illiterate short-order cook who has never taken a chance at love. Iris King is a newly widowed factory worker who has vowed never to love again. But as their friendship slowly blossoms and Iris helps Stanley learn to read, his strong yet gentle kindness helps mend her broken heart. And where two lonely strangers stood trapped within the past, Stanley and Iris can now begin a new chapter of their lives – together.

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5 Branded Women (1960) Martin Ritt, Van Heflin, Silvana Mangano, Jeanne Moreau, Drama, War

5 Branded Women (1960)
Yugoslav partisans grimly crop the hair of a village quintet of women believed to have consorted with the occupational Nazis. Four, for various reasons, have indeed – and their seducer is a lone, swaggering sergeant whom the partisans briskly emasculate. Escorted out of town by the sheepish Nazis, the forlorn ladies link up, patriotically and romantically, with a band of tough mountain guerrillas.

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