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Tag Archives: Melvyn Douglas
The Toy Wife (1938) Richard Thorpe, Luise Rainer, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Young, Drama, History, Romance
‘The toy wife’ or how to spoil your own life and the lives of others by being fickle and frivolous. Read More »
My Forbidden Past (1951) Robert Stevenson, Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Drama, Romance
Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800’s. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University Read More »
Angel (1937) Ernst Lubitsch, Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, Comedy, Drama, Romance
A woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man. Read More »
Good Girls Go to Paris (1939) Alexander Hall, Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, Walter Connolly, Comedy
Jenny Swanson, a waitress on a college campus, confides to English Professor Ronald Brooke that she is willing to gold-dig and blackmail her way to a Paris vacation. Read More »
Only the royal suite at the grandest hotel in Paris has a safe large enough for the jewels of the Grand Duchess Swana. Read More »
A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. Read More »
Once a jewel thief always a jewel thief? Yes and no. Yes if you consider the fact that Michael Lanyard also known as the Lone Wolf Read More »
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939) Alexander Hall, Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, Clarence Kolb, Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Kenny Williams, a lieutenant on the homicide squad, is engaged to Maxine Carroll, the Mayor’s secretary. Read More »
Set in Paris, this romantic comedy revolves around the beautiful estranged wife of a wealthy banker who hides a handsome and fiery Communist fugitive in her apartment. Read More »
The Old Dark House (1932) James Whale, Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Comedy, Horror
Seeking shelter from a pounding rainstorm in a remote region of Wales, several travellers are admitted to a gloomy, foreboding mansion belonging to the extremely strange Femm family. Read More »
The Americanization of Emily (1964) Arthur Hiller, James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas, Comedy, Drama, War
During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were “oversexed, overpaid, and over here”. That’s Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as smooth and risk-free as possible for himself. But things become complicated when he falls for an English woman, and his commanding officer’s nervous breakdown leads to Charlie being sent on a senseless and dangerous mission.
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Too Many Husbands (1940) Wesley Ruggles, Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas, Comedy, Romance
It’s been a year since Bill Cardew was declared dead by drowning, and his widow Vicky is now married to his old friend and business partner, Henry Lowndes. When Bill unexpectedly returns from the island where he was marooned, what is Vicky to do? Well, having twice been a rather neglected wife, Vicky finds all the attention from two husbands competing for her favors delightful, and is in no hurry to make a decision…much to the discomfiture of hapless Bill and Henry.
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In Paris, the shy bureaucrat Trelkovsky rents an old apartment without bathroom where the previous tenant, the Egyptologist Simone Choule, committed suicide. The unfriendly concierge (Shelley Winters) and the tough landlord Mr. Zy establish stringent rules of behavior and Trelkovsky feels ridden by his neighbors. Meanwhile he visits Simone in the hospital and befriends her girlfriend Stella. After the death of Simone, Trelkovsky feels obsessed for her and believes his landlord and neighbors are plotting a scheme to force him to also commit suicide.
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A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits the ultimate degradation of robbing a church poor box in order to feed his compulsion.
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