|Blood and Sand 1941 N/R, 123 min.|
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Cast: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, Anthony Quinn, Alla Nazimova, J. Carrol Naish, George Reeves, John Carradine, Pedro de Cordoba, Lynn Bari, Laird Cregar, Monty Banks, Vincente Gomez, Fortunio Bonanova, Victor Kilian
In this remake of the 1922 film, popular Spanish bullfighter Juan Gallardo (Tyrone Power) finds his performances lack their previous daring now that he is in the middle of an affair with the beautiful Dona Sol (Rita Hayworth). In an effort to regain the love of his wife, Carmen (Linda Darnell), and to regain lost popularity, Juan Gallardo makes the fateful decision to fight just one more bull.
|The Bridge of San Luis Rey 1944 N/R, 89 min.|
Director: Rowland V. Lee
Cast: Lynn Bari, Alla Nazimova, Louis Calhern, Akim Tamiroff, Francis Lederer, Blanche Yurka, Donald Woods, Minerva Urecal, Barton Hepburn, Joan Lorring, Emma Dunn, Abner Biberman, Antonio Triana, Bess Flowers, Theodore von Eltz
Based on Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1927 novel, this is the story of the lives of five people who were killed when a rickety bridge in Peru collapsed and sent them to their deaths. A monk, Brother Juniper (Donald Woods), investigates to determine if the accident was part of a divine plan.
|Escape 1940 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Cast: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt, Alla Nazimova, Felix Bressart, Albert Bassermann, Philip Dorn, Bonita Granville, Edgar Barrier, Blanche Yurka
This is Ethel Vance's bestseller brought to the screen. It is the story about a young man who uses the mistress of a Nazi general to sneak his mother out of a concentration camp.
|Since You Went Away 1944 N/R, 180 min.|
Director: John Cromwell
Cast: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple, Joseph Cotten, Lionel Barrymore, Keenan Wynn, Agnes Moorehead, Monty Woolley, Robert Walker, Hattie McDaniel, Alla Nazimova, Albert Bassermann, Guy Madison, Craig Stevens, Lloyd Corrigan
Life on the home front during World War II is told through Anne Hilton (Claudette Colbert) and her daughters Jane and Bridget (Jennifer Jones and Shirley Temple) who also serve while Tim, their husband/father, fights the war. To make ends meet, Anne takes in a boarder, Col. William Smollet (Monty Woolley), who lends his moral support to the family. Among the eight Academy Award nominations (in addition to an Oscar for Musical Score) were Best Picture, Actress (Colbert), Supporting Actor (Monty Woolley) and Supporting Actress (Jones).
|1. Blood and Sand (1941)|
2. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)
3. Escape (1940)
4. Since You Went Away (1944)
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