|Always Goodbye 1938 N/R, 75 min.|
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero, Lynn Bari, Binnie Barnes, Mary Forbes, Albert Conti, Franklin Pangborn, Ben Welden, Marcelle Corday, Eddie Conrad, Johnny Russell, Rita Gould, Robert Lowery
In this remake of "Gallant Lady," Barbara Stanwyck plays the sacrificing mother Margot Weston who, with help from Dr. Jim Howard (Herbert Marshall), gives up her child for adoption. The baby is placed in Phil Marshall's (Ian Hunter) home, and promises are made that the child will never know who his real mother is. Years later, Margot is in Europe where Count Giovanni Corini (Cesar Romero) woos her, and she meets her young son Roddy (Johnny Russell). Corini, Margot, and Roddy travel on the same ship back to America. Roddy's adoptive mother has died, and Phil is now engaged to Jessica (Lynn Bari). Margot does not approve of Jessica, and problems ensue.
|The Barbarian 1933 N/R, 82 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
aka: A Night in Cairo
Director: Sam Wood
Cast: Ramon Novarro, Myrna Loy, Reginald Denny, Louise Closser Hale, C. Aubrey Smith, Edward Arnold, Hedda Hopper, Marcelle Corday, Leni Stengel, Blanche Friderici, Akim Tamiroff, Hector Samo, Isabelle Keith, Michael Visaroff, Pedro Regas
While touring Egypt, Diana Standing (Myrna Loy) falls in love with her guide, Jamil (Ramon Novarro). While thinking that he is only a peasant, Diana soon learns that he is actually a prince.
|A Farewell to Arms 1932 N/R, 78 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Frank Borzage
Cast: Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Philips, Jack La Rue, Blanche Friderici, Henry Armetta, Mary Forbes, Paul Porcasi, George Humbert, Gilbert Emery, Herman Bing, Gino Corrado, Marcelle Corday, Doris Lloyd
This Ernest Hemingway story about an ill-fated romance during World War I is brought to the screen with Gary Cooper starring as the ambulance driver Lt. Frederic Henry and Helen Hayes in the role of nurse Catherine Barkley. Frederic and Catherine meet and fall in love in war-torn Italy. Their romance leads to Maj. Rinaldi (Adolphe Menjou) becoming jealous and having Catherine transferred to Milan. When Frederic is wounded and taken to Catherine's hospital, the romance resumes. Later, Henry returns to the war while the now-pregnant Catherine travels to Switzerland. Rinaldi intercepts Catherine's letters to Frederic, but when the war ends, Henry goes to Switzerland in search of Catherine.
|Flesh and the Devil 1926 N/R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Clarence Brown
Cast: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent, William Orlamond, George Fawcett, Eugenie Besserer, Marc McDermott, Marcelle Corday, Rolfe Sedan, Maurice Murphy, Philippe De Lacy, Virginia Marshall, Polly Moran, Russ Powell
The friendship of military cadets Leo von Harden (John Gilbert) and Ulrich von Eltz (Lars Hanson) is almost destroyed because of the immoral temptation of femme fatale Felicitas (Greta Garbo).
|The Pied Piper 1942 N/R, 86 min.|
Director: Irving Pichel
Cast: Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Anne Baxter, Otto Preminger, J. Carrol Naish, Lester Matthews, Jill Esmond, Ferike Boros, Peggy Ann Garner, Merrill Rodin, Maurice Tauzin, Fleurette Zama, William Edmunds, Marcel Dalio, Marcelle Corday
Another World War II propaganda film (though good) has Mr. Howard (Monty Woolley) enjoying a fishing holiday in France in 1940 when the Germans invade. He ends up leading the two Cavanaugh children–Ronnie and Sheila (Roddy McDowall and Peggy Ann Garner)–across France to attempt an escape to England through German-occupied territory. Along the way, more and more children join the trek. Academy Award nominations include Best Picture and Actor (Woolley).
|Reaching for the Moon 1931 N/R, 74 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Musical / Romance
Director: Edmund Goulding
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Bebe Daniels, Edward Everett Horton, Jack Mulhall, Claud Allister, Walter Walker, June MacCloy, Helen Jerome Eddy, Bing Crosby, Marcelle Corday, Phil Tead, Larry Steers, Dennis O'Keefe, Edmund Mortimer, Bud Geary
Millionaire Larry Day (Douglas Fairbanks) takes lessons from his valet, Roger (Edward Everett Horton), on how to appeal to women and then follows beautiful Vivien (Bebe Daniels) on an ocean cruise where he woos and then marries her. Just when Larry believes he has found true happiness, the stock market crashes. Larry loses his fortune, but will he also lose Vivien? Watch for Bing Crosby who croons "Low Down" while entertaining in the ballroom aboard ship.
|Swamp Fire 1946 N/R, 69 min.|
Director: William H. Pine
Cast: Johnny Weissmuller, Virginia Grey, Buster Crabbe, Carol Thurston, Pedro de Cordoba, Pierre Watkin, Marcelle Corday, William Edmunds, Frank Fenton, David Janssen, Edwin Maxwell, Charles Gordon, Joseph Crehan, Edward Earle, Emmett Vogan
Navy war veteran, riverboat captain Johnny (Johnny Weissmuller) plies the waters of the lower Mississippi River and fights it out with evil trapper Mike (Buster Crabbe) over the woman (Virginia Grey) he loves. The only highlight: the fight in the alligator-filled swamp. Look for a young David Janssen.
|This Modern Age 1931 N/R, 76 min.|
Director: Nick Grinde
Cast: Joan Crawford, Pauline Frederick, Neil Hamilton, Monroe Owsley, Hobart Bosworth, Emma Dunn, Albert Conti, Marjorie Rambeau, Ann Dvorak, Adrienne D'Ambricourt, Marcelle Corday
Debutante Valentine (Joan Crawford) is reunited with her mother in Paris where she becomes the object of romantic attention from two men.
|The World Moves On 1934 N/R, 104 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: John Ford
Cast: Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone, Reginald Denny, Raul Roulien, Stepin Fetchit, Sig Ruman, Lumsden Hare, Louise Dresser, Dudley Digges, Frank Melton, Brenda Fowler, Russell Simpson, Marcelle Corday
This is the saga of two wealthy Louisiana families enduring grim changes in Europe and America during a 100-year period. The Girards of French heritage and the Warburtons from England intermarry and form a successful business alliance. They corner the cotton business in the South, but, personally, they fight each other. Nevertheless, their fortunes grow–until the stock market plunge in the 1920s destroys the empire. Mrs. Warburton (Madeleine Carroll) and Richard Girard (Franchot Tone) survive and begin anew only to find World War II now closing in on them. A strong anti-war film.
|1. Always Goodbye (1938)|
2. The Barbarian (1933)
aka: A Night in Cairo
3. A Farewell to Arms (1932)
4. Flesh and the Devil (1926)
5. The Pied Piper (1942)
6. Reaching for the Moon (1931)
7. Swamp Fire (1946)
8. This Modern Age (1931)
9. The World Moves On (1934)
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