Tag Archives: Joan Collins

Gerry O’Hara – The Bitch [+commentary] (1979)

Synopsis:
Fontaine is a woman who always gets what she wants – they call her The Bitch. Now a divorcee and whilst she still leads an extravagant jet-set lifestyle, she no longer has the financial security of being a billionaire’s wife and her once-successful London nightclub, “Hobo”, is now failing. While on a flight returning to London from New York, she meets handsome Italian gambler Nico. In order to impress her, he pretends he is a wealthy businessman, though he is actually a conman who owes money to the mafia and he covertly uses her to smuggle a stolen diamond ring through customs which he intends to sell in London to pay off his debts. With the mafia now pursuing both Fontaine and Nico, they find themselves falling deeper and deeper into danger but she is not ready to give up her life and sets out to prove that she can beat anyone at his or her own game. Read More »

Noel Langley – Our Girl Friday (1953)

Rich Sadie Patch (delicious miss Joan Collins!) is marooned on a desert island after an emergency on her cruise-ship. With her are Irish stoker Pat, prickly young Jimmy Carrol, and bald and bookish Professor Gibble. All fancy their chances. Read More »

Romano Scavolini – Lo stato d’assedio AKA L’amore breve AKA Besieged (1969)

Synopsis
‘A wealthy shipbuilding family falls apart in the wake of labor unrest and economic crisis. Lorenzo is the son who returns home from college and falls in love with his mother, hates his father even more, and makes love to an older family friend Roberta. […] The family sinks into further disarray as the labor strike continues and the family fortune is depleted.’
– Dan Pavlides Read More »

Ralph Thomas – Quest for Love (1971)

After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong during a demonstration, a scientist finds himself trapped in an alternate reality that bears some similarities to our own, but also has some striking differences. In this other reality the Second World War had never occurred, mankind had not yet traveled into Space and Mt. Everest had not yet been conquered, just to name a few things. Also in this other reality he is no longer a scientist but rather a well known author. He also finds that he is married to a beautiful woman who he instantly falls in love with but who his alternate self never cared for. Read More »

David Miller – The Opposite Sex (1956)

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Plot: Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York theater producer Steven Hilliard and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Hilliard née Ashley, are getting a Kay-initiated Reno divorce after Kay finds out about a marital indiscretion he had with Crystal Allen, a gold digging chorus girl in one of his shows. News of the indiscretion made its way to Kay indirectly by her catty friend, Sylvia Fowler. In Kay getting the divorce, Kay’s best friend, playwright Amanda Penrose believes Kay is playing right into the wants of Crystal, whose main goal is not to be happily married to Steven, but to get what such a marriage can bring to her in material wealth and comfort. Amanda does not believe Steven loves Crystal and that he still really does love Kay. And Kay does proceed with the divorce despite believing theirs was a happy and loving marriage before she learned of the indiscretion, and despite having an adolescent daughter, Debbie, to consider. But when Kay learns some information of the goings-on within her social circle, she decides to take back control of her married status while exacting a little revenge. Written by Huggo Read More »