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Wife is cheating her husband and the husband is cheating her back with her lover’s girlfriend. Read More »
Some Came Running (1958) Vincente Minnelli, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Drama, Romance
In the post-war, the alcoholic and bitter veteran military and former writer Dave Hirsch returns from Chicago to his hometown Parkman, Indiana. Read More »
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993) Randa Haines, Robert Duvall, Richard Harris, Shirley MacLaine, Drama, Romance
Frank, a retired Irish seaman, and Walter, a retired Cuban barber, are two lonely old men trapped in the emptiness of their own lives. Read More »
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965) J. Lee Thompson, Shirley MacLaine, Peter Ustinov, Richard Crenna, Comedy
During the Cold War, John Goldfarb (Richard Crenna) crashes his spy plane in the Middle East and is taken prisoner by the local government. Read More »
American Anna Vorontosov teaches in a rural school on New Zealand’s North Island. Her class of younger students is comprised largely of Maoris. Read More »
A Change of Seasons (1980) Richard Lang, Noel Black, Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Hopkins, Bo Derek, Comedy, Drama
A self-centred university lecturer thinks it quite all right that he has taken one of his students as a lover Read More »
A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. Read More »
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) Michael Anderson, John Farrow, David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
When this movie is made in 1956, one can circumnavigate the globe in a little less than two days. Read More »
Eugene and Rick are two struggling artists who share apartment. However, Rick has problems with that, because Eugene is obsessed with pulp fiction comic books Read More »
Playwright James Lee adapted his off-Broadway play for the screen in this high-strung adaptation, directed by Joseph Anthony. Read More »
Sweet Charity (1969) Bob Fosse, Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, Comedy, Drama, Music
Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it.
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What a Way to Go! (1964) J. Lee Thompson, Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Comedy, Romance
This black comedy opens with Louisa Foster donating a multimillion dollar check to the IRS. The tax department thinks she’s crazy and sends her to a psychiatrist.
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Woman Times Seven (1967) Vittorio De Sica, Shirley MacLaine, Elspeth March, Peter Sellers, Comedy, Drama
Seven mini-stories of adultery: “Funeral Possession,” a wayward widow at her husband’s funeral; “Amateur Night,” angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; “Two Against One,” seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; “Super Simone,” wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; “At the Opera,” a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; “Suicides,” a death pact; “Snow,” would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband.
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The Children’s Hour (1961) William Wyler, Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Drama, Romance
Longtime friends Martha (Shirley MacLaine) and Karen (Audrey Hepburn) run a boarding school for girls. When an unruly child, Mary (Karen Balkin), is punished for lying, she concocts a story that Karen and Martha are having a lesbian relationship. When the story spreads, parents withdraw their children from the school. The women’s lawsuit for libel hits many snags when they lack witnesses to speak for them. All the stress adversely affects Karen’s engagement to Joe Cardin (James Garner).
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