|21 Days 1940 N/R, 75 min.|
aka: 21 Days Together
Director: Basil Dean
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Leslie Banks, Laurence Olivier, Francis L. Sullivan, Hay Petrie, Robert Newton, Frederick Lloyd, David Horne, Esme Percy, William Dewhurst, Victor Rietti, Morris Harvey, Elliott Mason, Arthur Young, Meinhart Maur
A couple, Larry Darrent (Laurence Olivier) and Wanda (Vivien Leigh), has just three weeks together before he plans to confess to a murder he committed in self-defense. Larry has no choice because another man has been found guilty and is sentenced to the gallows.
|Candlelight in Algiers 1944 N/R, 85 min.|
Director: George King
Cast: James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Walter Rilla, Raymond Lovell, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Pamela Stirling, Lea Seidl, Leslie Bradley, Meinhart Maur, Harold Berens, Hella Kurty, Michael Morel, Richard George, Paul Bonifas, Bart Norman
Fact and fiction combine in this World War II political espionage film that involves plans for a meeting of Allied leaders along the Algerian coast. British agent Alex Thurston (James Mason) is assigned to job of recovering a film showing the exact location of where Eisnehower's top aide, Gen. Mark Clark (Bart Norman), and other important Allies are planning to meet. While Thurston searches for the film in Algiers, Nazi agent Dr. Muller (Walter Rilla) trails him. But it is Thurston who–with help from American sculptress Susan Foster (Carla Lehmann) and her French friend Yvette (Pamela Stirling)–finds the film, alerts Allied officers, and saves the day.
|Decameron Nights 1953 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Romance
Director: Hugo Fregonese
Cast: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Joan Collins, Marjorie Rhodes, Mara Lane, Eliot Makeham, Hugh Morton, Binnie Barnes, Godfrey Tearle, Meinhart Maur, Gordon Bell, Van Boolen, Gerard Tichy, Noel Purcell, Stella Riley
Three of the Boccaccio tales of lovers and intrigue are told by Boccaccio (Louis Jourdan) when he visits the recently widowed Fiametta (Joan Fontaine) and her women friends at a Florentine Hills villa. Each story involves problems between men and women, and Jourdan plays the husbands, and Joan Fontaine takes the roles of the often misunderstood wives.
|The Tales of Hoffmann 1951 N/R, 118 min.|
Genre: Musical / Adventure / Romance / Fantasy
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Robert Helpmann, Pamela Brown, Leonide Massine, Frederick Ashton, Richard Golding, Philip Leaver, Ludmilla Tcherina, Meinhart Maur, Anne Ayars, Alan Carter, Mogens Wieth, Lionel Harris, Edmond Audran
In Jacques Offenbach's beautifully staged opera, university student Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville) experiences doomed love affairs. For example, Hoffmann romances Olympia (Moira Shearer), but she turns out to be a life-sized mechanical doll. His other romances with Giulietta (Ludmilla Tcherina) and Antonia (Anne Ayars) also result in failure, but, in the process, Hoffmann learns to turn those bad experiences into art.
|1. 21 Days (1940)|
aka: 21 Days Together
2. Candlelight in Algiers (1944)
3. Decameron Nights (1953)
4. The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
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