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King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) David Butler, Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Adventure, History, Romance

King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
In 1191, King Richard the Lionhearted, along with several other European monarchs, is in the Holy Land intent on retaking Jerusalem from the Saracens. There is much infighting and outright treachery in the European encampment encampment however. Two nobles in particular, Sir Giles Amaury and Conrad of Montferrat, want to eliminate the English king and attempt to have him assassinated. Severely wounded and on his death bed, Richard is brought back to health by a Saracen doctor recruited by one of his loyal knights, Sir Kenneth of the Leopard. The king recovers from his wounds but when he hears that Sir Lawrence wishes to marry Lady Edith Plantagenet, the knight is banished only to be taken in by the very doctor who treated the king and who has an altogether different identity.
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Anna and the King of Siam (1946) John Cromwell, Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Biography, Drama, Romance

Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
In 1862, young English widow Anna Owens accepts the job of teaching the royal children of Siam. On her arrival in Bangkok, culture clash is immediate. The king respects Anna for standing up to him, though this appalls his courtiers. In due course, she becomes the king’s confidant and diplomatic advisor; their relationship endures through many trials.
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The Foxes of Harrow (1947) John M. Stahl, Rex Harrison, Maureen O’Hara, Richard Haydn, Drama

The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
Frank Yerby’s Foxes of Harrow was one of those long historical novels so popular in the 1940s. 20th Century-Fox boiled the novel down into 118 minutes’ worth of essentials for this film version. In antebellum New Orleans, roguish Irish gambler Rex Harrison buys his way into society–something he couldn’t do in his homeland because he is illegitimate. Sequestering himself in a mansion won in a card game, Harrison courts Southern belle Maureen O’Hara, but their subsequent marriage is befouled by Rex’s incessant womanizing. Though tempted to walk out for good, O’Hara stays by her husband’s side after he loses his fortune, hoping that the impoverished Harrison will now behave more responsibly.
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The Reluctant Debutante (1958) Vincente Minnelli, Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, John Saxon

The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent (Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall), welcome to London Jimmy’s 17-year-old daughter, Jane (Sandra Dee). Jane is from Jimmy’s first marriage to an American and has come to visit her father and the step-mother she has never met. While visiting Sheila has the idea of making Jane a debutante, an idea Jane resists. Difficulties range from Jane’s apathy to being placed on the marriage block, the determined efforts of Sheila’s cousin, Mabel Claremont, (Angela Lansbury) to win wealthy David Fenner (Peter Myers) for her debutante daughter Clarissa (Diane Clare), and Jane’s attraction to David Parkson (John Saxon), an American drummer who plays in the orchestra at the coming-out balls.
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