In the mid-1700’s the East India Company has power over commerce on the sub-continent, with the blessings of the British government. Read More »
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A beautiful woman lands a job at an exclusive salon that deals with the wives of wealthy businessmen. Read More »
Rasputin and the Empress (1932) Richard Boleslawski, John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore
As Europe looms on the edge of war in 1913, the family and members of the court of the Russian czar Nicholas Read More »
Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. Read More »
Sarajevo June 28, 1914. Dushan, the Serbian mayor of a Hungarian town, has come to see the parade of Archduke Ferdinand. Read More »
The Mystery of Mr. X (1934) Edgar Selwyn, Richard Boleslawski, Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allan, Lewis Stone
There have been a spate of London police murders, the victims always killed by a long knife (which the police know is a sword cane) Read More »
Queen Kelly (1929) Erich von Stroheim, Richard Boleslawski, Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen, Drama
Prince Wolfram is the betrothed of mad Queen Regina V of Kronberg. Supreme ruler, her word is law and he is a playboy. Read More »
A dedicated young doctor places his patients above everyone else in his life. Read More »
The Painted Veil (1934) Richard Boleslawski, Greta Garbo, Herbert Marshall, George Brent, Drama, Romance
In Austria, Katrin is lonely after her sister’s marriage and she agrees to marry her father’s research associate Dr. Walter Fane. Read More »
O’Shaughnessy’s Boy (1935) Richard Boleslawski, Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, George ‘Spanky’ McFarland, Drama
Circus animal trainer Wallace Beery (as “Windy” O’Shaughnessy) shows son “Spanky” McFarland (as “Stubby”) how to train a lion cub while well-proportioned wife and mother Leona Maricle (as Cora) thrills audiences on the flying trapeze. Read More »
Operator 13 (1934) Richard Boleslawski, Marion Davies, Gary Cooper, Jean Parker, Drama, History, Romance
Gail Loveless, a spy known as Operator 13 working for the Union and Federal cause during the Civil War, posing as a Confederate woman named Anne Claybourne, meets and falls in love with Confederate Captain Jack Galliard. Dusguised as an octoroom maid at a Confedarate military ball, she learns and relays secrets to the Union forces that are devastating to the Rebel cause. Assigned to the case to track down and kill the spy maid, Galliard learns she is also the woman he loves, but proceeds with his assignment. He captures her but is in danger of being captured himself as Federal forces are approaching. Gail/Anne saves him and they part to wait until peace comes to resume their romance.
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Les Misérables (1935) Richard Boleslawski, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Drama, History, Romance
This is by far the best version of Les Misérables ever made in my opinion and the critics. Charles Laughton makes this movie, but literally every scene and every character add to this amazing film. If you have never seen a Charles Laughton movie this one will get you hooked.
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The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) Richard Boleslawski, Dorothy Arzner, Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, William Powell, Comedy, Drama
Mrs. Fay Cheyney, a rich American widow, insinuates herself into London society. Two men in particular – middle-aged Lord Kelton and Lord Arthur Dilling, a young playboy – pursue her. All are present at a large weekend house party, and though both men press their suit, Fay seems to favor Kelton. Then Dilling sees Fay’s butler lurking in the gardens, recognizes him as a jewel thief who was apprehended in Monte Carlo, and realizes that Fay is probably after the hostess’s pearls. Fay does get hold of the pearls – but before she can pass them to her accomplice, Dilling gets hold of her.
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Captain Orloff is sent to Bucharest to capture a Mata Hari type of spy, but many different women fit the bill and are attractive enough to make one question one’s allegiance.
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Theodora Goes Wild (1936) Richard Boleslawski, Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Comedy, Romance
The small-town prudes of Lynnfield are up in arms over ‘The Sinner,’ a sexy best-seller. They little suspect that author ‘Caroline Adams’ is really Theodora Lynn, scion of the town’s leading family. Michael Grant, devil-may-care book jacket illustrator, penetrates Theodora’s incognito and sets out to ‘free her’ from Lynnfield against her will. But Michael has a secret too, and gets a taste of his own medicine.
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