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The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936) Lothar Mendes, Alexander Korda, Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman, Comedy, Fantasy

The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
George McWhirter Fotheringay, while vigorously asserting the impossibility of miracles, suddenly discovers that he can perform them. After being thrown out of a bar for what is thought to be a trick, he tests his powers and eventually sends a policeman to Hades by accident. Worried, he sends the police officer to San Francisco, and seeks advice from the local clergyman, Mr Maydig. Maydig, after having Fotheringay’s powers demonstrated to him, quickly planning for reform of the world by means of miracle, but eventually Fotheringay orders a miracle which, due to clumsy wording, backfires. He relinquishes his power and returns to the time before he had it.
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Topper Takes a Trip (1938) Norman Z. McLeod, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Topper Takes a Trip (1939)
Mrs. Topper’s friend Mrs. Parkhurst has convinced Mrs. Topper to file for a divorce from Cosmo, due to the strange circumstances of his trip with ghost Marion Kirby. Marion comes back from heaven’s door to help Cosmo again, this time only with dog Mr. Atlas. Due to the strange behavior of Cosmo, the judge refuses to divorce them, so Mrs. Parkhurst takes Mrs. Topper on a trip to France, where she tries to arrange the final reasons for the divorce, with the help of a gold-digging French baron. Marion takes Cosmo to the same hotel, to bring them back together and to get her own final ticket to heaven, but the whole thing turns out to be not so easy…
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The Flame of New Orleans (1941) René Clair, Marlene Dietrich, Bruce Cabot, Roland Young, Comedy, Romance

The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
French farce comes to the New World in 1840 as Claire Ledoux convinces the middle-aged banker who is her fiance that she is two different women – a deception made necessary by the arrival of a man acquainted with the swath she cut across Europe. Giraud has been about to foreclose on a $150 loan made to a sea captain who needed the funds to court Claire. Get Claire’s “cousin” out of New Orleans before the wedding, Giraud tells the sea captain and the debt will be paid.
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They All Kissed the Bride (1942) Alexander Hall, Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Roland Young, Comedy, Romance

They All Kissed the Bride (1942)
Margaret Drew runs her trucking company single-mindedly, if not ruthlessly. The only thorn in her side is writer Michael Holmes who is writing a book on some of her tough ways. With no time for men, the effect an attractive stranger has on her at her sister’s wedding is unnerving. When it turns out this is the hated writer, she starts seriously to lose her bearings. Surely it can’t become Maggie and Mike?
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