Nekhlyudov, a Russian nobleman serving on a jury, discovers that the young girl on trial, Katusha Read More »
Tag Archives: Rouben Mamoulian
Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Read More »
Nan, a racketeer’s daughter, is in love with The Kid, a shooting gallery showman. Read More »
This early example of the “backstage” musical genre tells the story of Kitty Darling Read More »
Tired of Governor Quintero’s (J. Edward Bromberg) exploitation of poor Californians, Don Diego (Tyrone Power) decides to fight back and assumes the identity of Zorro. Read More »
A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris Read More »
High, Wide and Handsome (1937) Rouben Mamoulian, Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Dorothy Lamour, Musical, Western
The setting is a small town in 1870s Pennsylvania. Sally Waterson and her father have stopped in town with their traveling medicine show Read More »
The Song of Songs (1933) Rouben Mamoulian, Marlene Dietrich, Brian Aherne, Lionel Atwill, Drama, Romance
Country orphan Lily goes to Berlin to stay with her tippling aunt, and soon meets Richard, handsome sculptor across the street. Read More »
Love Me Tonight (1932) Rouben Mamoulian, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles, Comedy, Musical, Romance
When Parisienne tailor Maurice Courtelin learns that one of his aristocratic clients, the Viscount Gilbert de Varèze, is a deadbeat who never pays for the merchandise he acquires, he heads off to try and collect what is owed to him. Read More »
Porgy and Bess (1959) Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian, Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Drama, Musical, Romance
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina Read More »
Queen Christina (1933) Rouben Mamoulian, Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Queen Christina of Sweden is a dominant European ruler in the 17th century, and has never thought of romance. Read More »
Brash young Spanish peasant Juan Gallardo (Tyrone Power) aspires to follow his dead father’s footsteps into the bullring, despite his mother’s fears. Bidding his childhood sweetheart Carmen (Linda Darnell) farewell, Juan and his friends travel to Madrid to learn the bullfighting craft. Years later, when Juan’s fame as a matador soars, he returns to Seville to marry Carmen. Soon, Juan’s head is turned by the elegant temptress Doña Sol De Muira (Rita Hayworth), and his career takes a turn.
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Danville, Connecticut at the turn of the century. Young Richard Miller lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl next-door, Muriel, but her father isn’t too happy with their puppy-love, since Richard always share his revolutionary ideas with her.
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Rings on Her Fingers (1942) Rouben Mamoulian, Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar, Comedy, Romance
Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of con artists who pose as the mother and uncle of a pretty girl in order to separate millionaires from their money. They convince Susan she has an opportunity to fulfill all her dreams, and the trio heads for Palm Beach. Susan meets John Wheeler who says he is shopping for a sailboat. Believing that he is a millionaire, Warren and May sell him a boat that doesn’t belong to them, and make off with his $15,000 life savings. Looking for greener pastures, they work themselves into the family of wealthy Tod Fenwick, who falls for Sue, posing as “Linda Worthington”. But John shows up as a guest of Fenwick and he tells “Linda”, not knowing she was part of the scam, that he has a detective after the fake captain that sold him the boat. John admits that he is not a millionaire but only a $65-a-week clerk.
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