Tag Archives: Shirley MacLaine
A Change of Seasons (1980) Richard Lang, Noel Black, Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Hopkins, Bo Derek, Comedy, Drama
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) Michael Anderson, John Farrow, David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance
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.
What a Way to Go! (1964) J. Lee Thompson, Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Comedy, Romance
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.
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).