Charles Boyer

  • Alfred Weidenmann – Julia, du bist zauberhaft AKA Adorable Julia (1962)

    1961-1970Alfred WeidenmannAustriaClassicsRomance
    Julia, du bist zauberhaft (1962)
    Julia, du bist zauberhaft (1962)

    Julia, Du bist zauberhaft (AKA Adorable Julia) is a 1962 Austrian comedy film directed by Alfred Weidenmann and starring Lilli Palmer, Charles Boyer and Jean Sorel. It was entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.[2] It is based on the 1937 novel Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham, and the subsequent play that Guy Bolton and Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon adapted from the novel.Read More »

  • Charles Vidor – Thunder in the East (1952)

    1951-1960Charles VidorClassicsDramaUSA

    During India’s first years of independence from Britain, Steve Gibbs lands his armaments loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich. Pacifist Prime Minister Singh hopes to reach an agreement with guerilla leader Khan, the maharajah is a fool, and the British residents are living in the past. Steve’s love interest is Joan Willoughby, the blind daughter of a parson.Read More »

  • Julien Duvivier – Flesh and Fantasy (1943)

    1941-1950ClassicsFantasyFilm BlancJulien DuvivierUSA

    Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?Read More »

  • Vincente Minnelli – The Cobweb (1955)

    1951-1960DramaUSAVincente Minnelli

    Plot Synopsis:
    William Gibson’s novel The Cobweb was brought to the screen by MGM with an impressive, hand-picked cast. Richard Widmark plays the head of a posh psychiatric clinic. Widmark’s wife Gloria Grahame jockeys for the honor of selecting new drapes for the hospital’s library. One wouldn’t think that such a trivial decision would spark so much melodrama; but thanks to those drapes, we are allowed to probe the disturbed psyches of martinet business affairs director Lillian Gish, philandering doctor Charles Boyer, lonely activities director Lauren Bacall, and suicidal patient John Kerr. Oscar Levant, who spent most of his life in and out of “little white rooms”, is ideally cast as a neurotic musician, while Fay Wray has a superb cameo as Boyer’s long-suffering wife. Cobweb served as the screen debuts for both John Kerr and Susan Strasberg. by Hal EricksonRead More »

  • Zoltan Korda – A Woman’s Vengeance (1948)

    1941-1950DramaFilm NoirUSAZoltan Korda

    Quote:
    Country squire Henry Maurier is patient with his wife Emily, a neurotic invalid, but her brother surprises Henry with his young mistress Doris. The same night, Emily dies of her chronic heart disease, and Henry promptly marries Doris, to the chagrin of neighbor Janet Spence, who loves him. When a post-mortem shows that Emily’s death was precipitated by arsenic, Henry is placed on trial for his life. But is he guilty?Read More »

  • Marcel L’Herbier – Le bonheur (1935)

    1931-1940DramaFranceMarcel L'Herbier

    Synopsis:

    ‘Clara Stuart, star of music hall and cinema, arrives in Paris, to great public acclaim. She has everything – fame, wealth, and – through her aristocratic husband – a title. Hence, whilst she is worshipped by the masses, she is the object of hatred for Philippe Lutcher, am impoverished artist and notable anarchist. Lutcher shoots Clara Stuart after she gives a public recital, but he cannot bring himself to kill her. At his subsequent trial, the star attempts to plead in her assailant’s favour, but Lutcher rejects her support…’
    – Films deFranceRead More »

  • John M. Stahl – When Tomorrow Comes (1939)

    1931-1940DramaJohn M. StahlRomanceUSA

    A concert pianist unhappily married to a mentally ill woman falls in love with a waitress.Read More »

  • Julien Duvivier – Tales of Manhattan (1942)

    Julien Duvivier1941-1950ComedyDramaUSA

    Brief Synopsis:
    An actor, Paul Orman, is accidentally told that his new, custom made tail coat has been cursed and it will bring misfortune to all who wear it. As the 4 succeeding wearers of the coat discover, misfortune can often lead to truth.Read More »

  • Frank Borzage – History Is Made at Night (1937)

    1931-1940DramaFrank BorzageRomanceUSA

    Wealthy shipowner Bruce Vail is insanely jealous of wife Irene, who divorces him for that reason. Vail schemes to get Irene in trouble with a hired gigolo; but passerby Paul Dumond rescues her, and Paul and Irene fall in love, much to Vail’s dismay.Read More »

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