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Three stories about the lives and loves of those who own a certain yellow Rolls-Royce Read More »
Young Jane Benson just about manages to make ends meet running the large family house in Yorkshire. Read More »
Blithe Spirit, David Lean’s delightful film version of Noël Coward’s theater sensation Read More »
Unfaithfully Yours (1948) Preston Sturges, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Comedy, Music, Romance, Thriller
Sir Alfred De Carter suspects his wife of adultery. While running a symphony orchestra, he imagines three unique means of managing the circumstance. Read More »
A Frenchwoman (Rosemary Harris), suspecting her lawyer husband (Rex Harrison) of having an affair, plots to catch him in the act. Read More »
In London, the American futile housewife Katherine “Kit” Preston has been married for three months with the American executive Anthony “Tony” Preston. Read More »
Escape (1948) Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rex Harrison, Peggy Cummins, William Hartnell, Film-Noir, Thriller
A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl. Read More »
The Honey Pot (1967) Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson, Comedy, Crime
As an elaborate joke, the wealthy Cecil Fox (Rex Harrison) hires actor William McFly (Cliff Robertson) to play his personal assistant Read More »
The Happy Thieves (1961) George Marshall, Rita Hayworth, Rex Harrison, Joseph Wiseman, Comedy, Drama, Crime
Gentleman thief Jim Bourne steals a Velázquez painting, “Venus With a Mirror,” from the Spanish castle of the Duchess Blanca. Read More »
Major Barbara (1941) Gabriel Pascal, Harold French, Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, Robert Morley, Comedy
A young and idealistic woman, who has adopted the Salvation Army and whose father is an armament industrialist, will save more souls directing her father’s business.
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King Richard and the Crusaders (1954) David Butler, Rex Harrison, Virginia Mayo, George Sanders, Adventure, History, Romance
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
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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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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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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