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Sunday is a Bollywood film starring Ajay Devgan and Ayesha Takia in the lead roles. It is directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Kumar Mangat and Sunil Lulla. ...,
The Heartbreak Kid is an upcoming 2007 film starring Ben Stiller and will be released on October 5th. The title of the movie was named after a nickname of WWE Superstar Shawn Michaels. Single and indecisive, Eddie (Ben Stiller) feels lonely after attending yet another one of his friend’s weddings. Being teased by his friends and family about being the only remaining bachelor, Eddie decides to take the plunge. In only a week of dating, with significant pressure from his father and best friend (Rob Corddry), Eddie proposes to Lila (Malin Akerman), fearing it may be his last chance for love and marriage. After the hastily prepared Hawaiian themed wedding, the newlyweds embark on a three week honeymoon to Cabo, Mexico. It is then that Eddie realizes what a horrible mistake he has made. Lila turns out not to be the girl of his dreams, but a girl from his nightmares. As soon as the honeymoon road trip starts, she begins to drive Eddie crazy with her outlandish and sometimes outright abusive...,
Music and Lyrics is a romantic comedy film released by Warner Bros. on February 9, 2007 in the United Kingdom. The film stars Hugh Grant as Alex Fletcher, a washed-up 1980s pop star and Drew Barrymore as Sophie Fisher, a former English literature major. It tells the story of their efforts to write a song for singer Cora Corman (Haley Bennett), and their subsequent romance.The film received mixed reviews from contemporary critics, but topped the UK box office. At the North American box office, it debuted at number four and generated $19 million in its first week.Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) is a former pop star. As one of the founding members of the band "Pop!", he enjoyed considerable fame and success during the 1980s and early 1990s. Fifteen years after PoP! disbanded, Alex has acknowledged that he is a has-been. A chance to recapture his former stardom comes in the form of a duet with mainstream pop singer Cora Corman (Haley Bennett), whom he must compose a song titled "Way Back into...,
Paris, je t'aime is a 2006 film starring an ensemble cast of American, British and French movie actors. The title means "Paris, I love you". The two-hour film consists of eighteen five-minute arrondissements (twenty were planned, but two fell through). Each arrondissement is written and directed by a different person. The 21 directors include Walter Salles, Alfonso Cuarón, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven, Alexander Payne, Gurinder Chadha and Joel and Ethan Coen.
The film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 18 May opening the Un Certain Regard selection. It had its Canadian premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on 10 September and United States premiere in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 9 April 2007.First Look Pictures has acquired the North American rights, and the film opened in the United States on 4 May 2007.
Initially 20 topics representing the 20 arrondissements of Paris were planned but two of them (the XVe arrondissement directed by Christoffer Boe and the XIe...,
The Promise (Simplified Chinese: 无极; Traditional Chinese: 無極; Pinyin: Wújí; literally "Limitless") is an epic fantasy movie directed by Chen Kaige and starring Jang Dong-gun, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse.
It was first released in mainland China on December 15, 2005, as well as Hong Kong and Singapore. The Weinstein Company adapted it for North American distributions and 3-day preview screenings, but they sold the movie to Warner Independent Pictures. While under the control of TWC, they trimmed out 19 minutes of scenes and renamed it Master of the Crimson Armor. Eventually, it was released on May 5, 2006 as The Promise.
When it was released in Asian markets, the crowd reactions were mixed. In China however, public response was largely negative. Its commercial performance was unknown, but it was rumored to make USD$9 million dollars in mainland China in the opening week and HK$8 million dollars in Hong Kong.  The budget was rumored to be CN¥282~340 million yuan ...,
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 action/comedy film, directed by Doug Liman and written by Simon Kinberg.
The action opens with John and Jane Smith, a couple who have been married for five or six years, attending marriage counseling. There, they tell the story of their first meeting in Bogotá, Colombia, where they met while both were secretly on the run from Colombian authorities. They quickly fell in love and were married.
In reality, however, John and Jane are both skilled assassins working for different firms, each using the marriage as a cover and concealing their true profession from their spouse. When both are assigned to kill a man named Benjamin Danz (AKA "The Tank"), they encounter each other on the job and discover the truth. Both employers task one Smith to eliminate the other, and each must choose between their personal and professional lives.
A two-disc, unrated version of the film was released on DVD on June 6, 2006. On the original DVD version during a commentary with...,
Three Times (最好的時光; Zui hao de shi guang; lit. 'Best of Time') is a 2005 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. It features three chronologically separate stories of love between May and Chen, set in 1911, 1966 and 2005, using the same lead actors, Shu Qi and Chang Chen. The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival and received positive reviews.Three Times was originally meant to be an omnibus collection of short films, with Hou Hsiao-hsien directing only one of the segments. The producers were unable to rustle the financing to be able to hire three directors, so instead, Hou took over production.Three Times received generally positive, sometimes ecstatic reviews when it was released in North America. It currently holds an 85% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with 86% among the 'Cream of the Crop.' Most critics agreed that the opening segment, A Time for Love, was the most successful, and that the final segment, A Time for Youth (which was...,
Adam & Steve is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by and starring Craig Chester, who also wrote the screenplay. It deals with the lives of two gay men, played by Chester and Malcolm Gets (Caroline in the City). The movie had its UK premier on November 19 2005 at the Cardiff Screen Festival.
In the '80s, Steve is a Dazzle Dancer who has a disastrous one night stand with Adam, a goth kid. They meet years later and fall in love, failing to recognize each other from years before. Now Adam is in recovery from chemical dependency and Steve is a psychiatrist.
Adam & Steve had grossed a total of $300,116 after 11 weeks in American theaters.
D.E.B.S. is a 2004 action/comedy film written and directed by Angela Robinson. It is an expansion of a short film of the same name that made the festival circuit (including the Sundance Film Festival). The film is both a parody and an emulation of the Charlie's Angels format. It is rated PG-13 and features a lesbian love story between one of the heroes and the villain.
Four coeds are about to graduate from a secret academy, where they have been trained to become spies in the paramilitary group D.E.B.S. (Discipline, Energy, Beauty, and Strength). Candidates are selected through a test hidden in the SATs that measures an applicant's ability to fight, cheat, lie, and kill. The team is headed by Max (Meagan Good); the other team members are Janet (Jill Ritchie), the chain-smoking Dominique (Devon Aoki), and Amy (Sara Foster), who is doubtful about being a spy.
As the film opens, Amy has broken up with her boyfriend, Bobby. Her personal life takes a back seat to the re-emergence of Lucy...,
Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber is a 2005 romantic comedy television film made for the Oxygen Network. It stars Jennifer Love Hewitt as Katya, an advertising executive who is more concerned with being a well known socialite than being a good person. Colin Ferguson, Joey Lawrence, and Natassia Malthe co-star....,
Chump Change is a 2001 film written by, directed by and starring Stephen Burrows. It is a comedy based on Burrows' own experiences as a screenwriter.
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Kal Ho Naa Ho (Devanagari कल हो ना हो, Nastaliq: کل ہو نہ ہو, English: Tomorrow May Or May Not Be) is a 2003 Bollywood film set in New York City. It stars Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, and Saif Ali Khan. The film was directed by first-timer Nikhil Advani; it was produced and co-written by Karan Johar, better known as the director of the hit films Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001).
This movie resembles Dil Chahta Hai (2001) in blending Bollywood and Hollywood conventions with high production values. While copyright violation has long run rampant in the Bollywood film industry, Kal Ho Naa Ho is notable for having licensed the rights to Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman" for an extended musical sequence taking place in the streets in New York.
Because of its familiar setting and music, accessibility to non-Indians, good production values, and respect for copyright, Kal Ho Naa Ho has been used to introduce Bollywood to markets where Indian films...,
Dolls(ドールズ,dōruzu?) is a 2002 film written, edited and directed by Japanese director Takeshi Kitano. A highly stylized art film, Dolls is a departure for Kitano, who normally makes gangster films, and unlike most of his other films, he does not act in it. The film has been praised for its cinematography and features costumes by Yohji Yamamoto.The film features three primary sets of characters, each within their own distinct story:These stories do have some incidental visual cross-over with each other in the film, but are mostly separate. The first story is the one the film centres around. The film leads into it by opening with a performance of Bunraku theatre, and closes with a shot of dolls from the same. Because the rest of the film itself (as Kitano himself has said) can be treated as Bunraku in film form, the film is quite symbolic. In some cases, it is not clear whether a particular scene is meant to be taken literally. The film is also not in strict chronological order, but...,
Charlotte Gray is a 2001 feature film directed by Gillian Armstrong, based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks. It is set in Vichy France during the World War II. The film features Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon and Rupert Penry-Jones. The film was filmed on location at Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, in the French department of Tarn-et-Garonne, as well as on locations in England, Scotland and at Pinewood Studios. The film was not commercially successful and contributed to severe financial problems, and subsequent scaling-down of operations and restructuring, within FilmFour productions.The story is inspired by the exploits of a number of women trained in Britain who were dropped into France to provide a communications link to the French resistance (some of the best known including Nancy Wake, Odette Samson and Violette Szabo)....,
A Wedding for Bella (formerly titled The Bread, My Sweet) was a 2001 motion picture that told the story of a successful businessman who trades in his single lifestyle to marry the estranged daughter of a terminally ill elderly woman whom he loves like a mother.
Written and directed by Melissa Martin, the film is set in Pittsburgh's Strip District, a thriving and diverse open-air market. Part love-story to the city that serves as its setting, the film is also a loving homage to the personalities of three people who each had a powerful impact on Ms. Martin.
Bella, the titular character, and her husband, Massimo, are the creative embodiments of an elderly Italian-American couple who owned, and lived above The Enrico Biscotti Company (the real-life Pittsburgh bakery currently owned by Ms. Martin's real-life husband, Larry Lagatutta, which served as an inspiration for the film).
The film was directed by Martin, and starred Scott Baio (as the businessman), Rosemary Prinz (as the dying...,
On the Line is a 2001 American romantic comedy starring Lance Bass and Emmanuelle Chriqui. The film was directed by Eric Bross. The film was written by Eric Aronson and Paul B. Stanton and was based upon their short film also entitled On The Line.
Bass plays Kevin, an advertisement employee, who meets a girl named Abbey (Chriqui) on Chicago's El train and is too shy to ask for her phone number.
When he first sees the girl he is on stage performing and becoming nervous, ends up seeing himself naked in front of everyone and faints. His dateless roommates — aspiring musician Rod, played by Joey Fatone; Eric, played by GQ; and art nut Randy, played by James Bulliard — soon begin a search for the girl, but mainly for dates for themselves, putting up posters around Chicago describing Kevin's conversation with Abbey on the train, and the phone number to their apartment. Kevin actually never gave permission for this — at least, willingly. Eric has the idea shot down when he...,
Kiss the Sky is a 1999 film directed by Roger Young. The plot follows two men on a business trip to the Philippines.
Tempting Heart (Chinese: 心動 )is a 1999 movie, directed by Sylvia Chang. It stars onscreen-lovers Takeshi Kaneshiro (Ho-jun) and Gigi Leung (Xiao rou).The film gained popularity worldwide not long after its release.This film has a notable theme song Xin Dong (the Chinese translation of '"Tempting Heart") sung by Shino Lin Xiao Pei. This song became a hit and Shino rose to fame. It is still popular these days and can be frequently heard on the radio or sang in karaoke bars/boxes.The success of this film prompted director Johnnie To to star Gigi Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro together again in the comic-turned-movie Turn Left Turn Right. This movie is adapted from the manga bestseller - A Chance of Sunshine by Jimmy Liao or more popularly known as Ji-Mi.Sylvia Chang plays a director who intends to make a romance film and begins to wonder about the role fate plays in relationships. She ends up re-examining her own first love in a completely different light. The story is set in two different...,
Star Trek: Insurrection (Paramount Pictures, 1998) is the ninth Star Trek feature film. Directed by Jonathan Frakes, from a script by Michael Piller, it features the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
During a diplomatic mission, the USS Enterprise receives a communication that Lt. Commander Data has gone berserk during an observation mission on the Ba'ku homeworld. The peaceful Ba'ku, whose planet offers regenerative radiation, and therefore incredible lifespans, live in harmony with nature and reject any kind of technology. Their planet and their culture is being secretly studied by the Federation and the associated Son'a in a joint venture under the command of Admiral Matthew Dougherty in which Data was participating.
After capturing and fixing Data, the Enterprise crew find Dougherty eager for them to be on their way -- too eager. Suspecting something, they return to the Ba'ku village on the planet's surface to find out what caused Data to malfunction. They find a Federation...,
How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romance film, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. The film stars Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg and Regina King. This film is an adaptation of the Terry McMillan's best selling novel by the same title.
1999 Acapulco Black Film Festival1999 NAACP Image Awards...,
All the returning characters from the first film retain their original voice actors with the exception of Captain John Smith who is voiced by Donal Gibson, the younger brother of Mel Gibson who voiced him in the first film.
Set years after the original film (circa 1610-1614), John Smith has been presumed dead in a plot by Governor Ratcliffe, the villain from the original film, to declare war against the Powhatan Nation back in the New World. In order to prevent such a happening, a young diplomat, John Rolfe, is sent to bring Chief Powhatan to King James for negotiations. In the New World, Pocahontas's old friend Nakoma seems to be married. Pocahontas is still mourning John Smith's death. She eventually decides to move on and buries his compass in the snow. A while later, John Rolfe's ship arrives. By now, civilians from England have settled in Jamestown and rush to meet the boat. Pocahontas curiously joins them. After an incident with a biased sailor, Pocahontas meets Rolfe, but...,
City of Glass (玻璃之城; Boli zhi cheng) is a 1998 Hong Kong film, directed by Mabel Cheung.On New Year's Day 1997, a car accident in London, England claims the lives of Raphael (Lai) and Vivian (Qi) who were once young lovers during their days at the University of Hong Kong but had drifted apart and eventually ended up marrying other people and raising their own families. After their funeral, Raphael's son and Vivian's daughter come to realize that their parents were having an affair and embark on a journey to discover the secret lives of their parents and in the end, the two end up falling in love.,
This Is the Sea is an Irish film, released in 1997, directed and written by Mary McGuckian and produced by Michael Garland. It is a romance film, focusing on the relationship between the character Hazel Stokes, played by Samantha Morton, and Malachy McAliskey, played by Ross McDade. The two lovers live in Northern Ireland. Stokes is a Protestant, while McAliskey is Catholic. Their relationship is complicated by the spying of Stokes' brother Jef, played by Marc O'Shea, and by the attempts of Rohan, played by Gabriel Byrne, to recruit McAliskey into the Republican movement. The film also stars Richard Harris as Old Man Jacobs, an ally to the couple.
The film's title comes from the song "This Is the Sea" from the 1985 music album This Is the Sea, by the folk-rock band The Waterboys. The film's soundtrack uses seven different Waterboys songs.Mike Scott, The Waterboys' lead singer, shares music credits for the film with singer Brian Kennedy.
Des Whelan is credited as Director of...,
A Scene at the Sea (あの夏、いちばん静かな海,Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi?, "That summer, the calmest ocean") is a 1991 Japanese film written and directed by Takeshi Kitano.
This movie was a break from previous Kitano fare in that it features no gangsters. Instead it presents a simple story about a deaf garbage collector, played by Claude Maki, who is determined to learn how to surf—and does so almost at the expense of the girl he loves.
Kitano's more delicate, romantic side came to the fore here, along with his trademark deadpan approach. In 2002 the Japanese filmmaker directed a similar movie, Dolls, a romantic tale about three pairs of lovers.
Office Kitano talent Claude Maki, who plays the mute main character, went on to appear in Kitano's film Brother as Ken, a Japanese-American punk set to become leader of a Yakuza clan. In Brother, Claude speaks mostly in American-English with some occasional Japanese.
This film marks the first collaboration between Kitano and composer Joe...,
Love Among Thieves was a made-for-television romantic-adventure motion picture that was produced by the ABC network in 1987.
The film starred Audrey Hepburn as the Baroness Caroline DuLac who finds herself involved in a jewel heist scheme with Mike Chambers (Robert Wagner), a con man who leaves her wondering who to trust. Meanwhile, the couple are pursued by Spicer (Jerry Orbach), a hired thug assigned to retrieve the loot.
Love Among Thieves is notable for several reasons. It was the first and only made-for-TV film in which Hepburn ever appeared (although she had done some live drama productions in the 1950s). It was also the last film in which she took a starring role (her next, and final film performance in 1989's Always was a cameo); it is also the first Hepburn film since 1976's Robin and Marian in which she is not part of a large ensemble cast. The film contains a number of intentional references to Hepburn's earlier films, mostly in dialogue, although the basic plot of the...,
The Fly is a 1986 science fiction/horror film produced by Brooksfilms and 20th Century Fox, directed by David Cronenberg, and starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz. It is a big budget remake of the 1958 film of the same name, but with a substantially different plot. The film is more of a reconceptualization than a remake, one which takes the basic germ of the 1957 short story and the 1958 film and then goes in a different direction. The soundtrack was composed by Howard Shore. This movie was shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1985-1986.
The Fly was a box office success upon its release and was critically acclaimed in the press.
As with many of Cronenberg's films, The Fly deals with themes of bodily disfigurement or metamorphosis and the darker aspects of human emotions and behavior. An underlying aspect of the story is the doomed love affair between Goldblum and Davis and the rivalry between Goldblum and Getz that results from this.
Goldblum stars as Seth Brundle, a...,
Murphy's Romance is a 1985 romance/comedy major motion picture which tells the story of a divorced mother who moves to a small town, takes up a relationship with the town's druggist, and yet allows her ex-husband to move in with her at her home. It stars Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin and Corey Haim.
Sally Field had to fight the studio in order to cast Garner, who was viewed at that point as primarily a television actor despite having enjoyed a flourishing film career in the 1960s. The movie was adapted by Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving Ravetch from a story by Max Schott and directed by Martin Ritt. Filming took place on location in Florence, Arizona and the town's preserved Main Street appears throughout the movie.
Murphy's Romance received Academy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role, (James Garner), in addition to Best Cinematography.
For the Hong Kong film known in America as The Legend see Fong Sai-yuk (1993 film)Legend is a 1985 fantasy film released by 20th Century Fox (in Europe) and Universal Pictures (in the U.S. and Canada), directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry, Alice Playten, and Billy Barty. Though not a very notable success when first released, it has since become a cult classic.
The story is set "once, long ago" in a world of unicorns, princesses, fairies, and demons. Cruise plays Jack O' The Green, a woodland dweller who takes Princess Lily (Sara) to see the last of the living unicorns. But temptation and fate cause the world to freeze over when the male unicorn is seriously wounded and its horn stolen, and the female unicorn and Lily are kidnapped by evil goblins. Ultimately, it is Jack (with the help of a group of fairies and Elves) who must save Lily from the demonic, Satan-like Lord of Darkness (Curry), who wants to take Lily as his bride. Jack and the fairies...,
Les Nuits de la pleine lune (English title: Full Moon In Paris) is a 1984 French film directed by Éric Rohmer. The film stars Pascale Ogier, Tchéky Karyo and Fabrice Luchini.Louise lives in Marne-la-Vallée with Rémi, a homebody architect, during a night off in Paris, she allows herself to be seduced by another man....,
Cousin, cousine is a 1975 French language film which tells the story of cousins-by-marriage who have an affair when they discover that their spouses have been unfaithful. It stars Marie-Christine Barrault, Victor Lanoux and Marie-France Pisier.The movie was written by Jean Charles Tacchella and Danièle Thompson. It was directed by Tacchella.It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Marie-Christine Barrault), Best Foreign Language Film (France) and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. It also won as Best Foreign Film at the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1977.Cousin, cousine was remade in an English language version in 1989 as Cousins....,
A Man and a Woman (French: Un homme et une femme) is a 1966 French film. The movie was written by Claude Lelouch and Pierre Uytterhoeven, and directed by Lelouch. It is notable for its lush photography (Lelouch had a background in advertising photography), which features frequent segues between full color, black-and-white, and sepia-toned shots, and for its memorable musical score by Francis Lai.
A sequel, A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later (Un Homme et une Femme, 20 Ans Déjà) was released in 1986.
It tells the story of a young widow, Anne (Anouk Aimée), a film script supervisor whose late husband (Pierre Barouh) was a stuntman and died in an on-set accident, and a widower, Jean-Louis (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a race car driver whose wife committed suicide after Jean-Louis was is a near fatal crash during the 24 hours of le mans. They meet at their respective children's school in Deauville. They share a ride home to Paris one night after Anne misses the last train, and their mutual...,
This Property Is Condemned is a 1966 film starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson and Mary Badham and directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay was written by Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Coe and Edith Sommer. The story was suggested by the 1946 one-act play of the same name by Tennessee Williams.
The depression-era story takes place in the fictional Mississippi town of Dodson. Owen Legate ( Robert Redford) comes to town to fire many of the local rail yard employees. Natalie Wood plays Alva Starr, a pretty town flirt who finds herself stuck in this small town and very much attracted to the handsome stranger.
The film is a frame story in which a young girl, Willie Starr (Mary Badham), in tattered clothes, dirty, and obviously orphaned retells the story of her dead sister, Alva Starr (Natalie Wood), to a young boy, Tom, she meets while they are both walking on the railroad tracks in the middle of the school day. Willie doesn't care about school and...,
Marnie is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on the novel Marnie by Winston Graham. The film stars Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery. The original music score was composed by Bernard Hermann.
Marnie Edgar (Tippi Hedren) is a troubled young woman who has an unnatural fear and mistrust of men, thunderstorms and the color red. She is also a compulsive thief. She uses her charms on Sidney Strutt (Martin Gabel) to get a job without references. Then late one night, she steals the contents of the company safe and disappears.
Mark Rutland (Sean Connery), a widower who owns a large printing company, is a good customer of Strutt's. He learns about the theft from the victim, and remembers the woman. So when Marnie applies for a job at his company, he is intrigued. He is robbed too, but unlike Strutt, Mark manages to track Marnie down. Instead of handing her over to the police, he blackmails her into marrying him.
On their honeymoon, he finds out about her frigidity...,
The Naked Jungle was a 1954 film directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker. Telling the story of an attack of army ants on a Brazilian cocoa plantation, it was based on the short story Leiningen Versus the Ants by Carl Stephenson.
As the film opens, Joanna (Eleanor Parker), a New Orleans woman arrives at the South Americancocoa plantation to meet her new husband, plantation owner Christopher Leiningen (Charlton Heston)who she has married by proxy.
Leiningen is cold and remote to her, rebuffing all her attempts to make friends with him. She's beautiful, independent, and arrives ready to be his stalwart helpmate; however, no one has told him she's a widow. He rejects her. During the next week, as she awaits the boat to take her back to the United States, they learn that legions of army ants - the Marabunta - will strike in a few days' time. Leiningen refuses to give up the home he fought so hard to create. Instead of evacuating, he resolves to make a...,
Mogambo ("Passion" in Swahili) is a 1953 film directed by John Ford, featuring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly. The film was adapted by John Lee Mahin from the play by Wilson Collison.
Grace Kelly won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress (1954), and the film was nominated for two Oscars, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ava Gardner), and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Grace Kelly). The film was also nominated for a BAFTA Film Award (Best Film from any Source USA).
Mogambo is a lavish remake of the classic film Red Dust (1932). The earlier movie also featured Clark Gable in the lead role.
Eloise Y. 'Honey Bear' Kelly (Gardner) arrives at a remote African outpost, looking for a rich maharajah acquaintance, only to find him already gone. While waiting for the next boat out, she toys with hardworking big game hunter Victor Marswell (Gable), who (initially) has no respect for her type. Marswell takes Donald Nordley (Donald Sinden) and his wife Linda (Kelly) on safari...,
From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on the novel by James Jones in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. The rather explicit novel had to be considerably toned down to appease the censors of the time. For example, in the famous "beach scene", it is less obvious that Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster's characters have actually been having sex on the beach than it is in the novel and the later, more frank miniseries based on the book.
Its five stars, Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, and Donna Reed all received Oscar nominations and Reed and Sinatra won for Best Supporting Actress and Actor. Among the cast members without Oscar nominations are Philip Ober, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Warden, and Merle Travis. The novel's author had a small, uncredited part in the film.
Legend has it that Frank Sinatra got the role in the movie because of his...,
My Reputation is a 1946 wartime romance film, directed by Curtis Bernhardt.Barbara Stanwyck portrayed Jessica Drummond, an upper-class widow from Chicago who innocently falls in love with an Army officer (George Brent), much to the consternation of her gossipy friends and domineering mother (Lucile Watson). Her romance also pits her against her two teenaged sons (Scotty Beckett and Bobby Cooper).The film was made in 1944 on the heels of Stanwyck's greatest success, Double Indemnity, but was not released in the US until 1946. It was released to members of the Armed Forces first....,
The Clock is a 1945 film that starred Judy Garland and Robert Walker and was directed by Garland's future husband Vincente Minnelli. This was the first motion picture made by Garland in which she did not sing as well as her first dramatic role.
The Clock is the story of a soldier named Joe (Walker) who while on leave in New York City meets Alice (Garland) in Pennsylvania Station. They soon fall in love and are married within 48 hours after which Joe leaves to return to the war.
Garland had asked to be given the opportunity to star in a straight dramatic role after becoming tired of the strenuous schedules of musical films. While the studio was hesitant, the producer Arthur Freed eventually approached Garland with the script for The Clock after buying the rights to the short unpublished story by Paul and Pauline Gallico.
Initially, Fred Zinnemann was brought in to direct the picture. After about a month he was removed from the picture upon the suggestion of Garland. There was a lack of...,
Casablanca is an Oscar-winning 1942 romance film set in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund. It focuses on Rick's conflict between, in the words of one character, love and virtue: he must choose between his love for Ilsa and doing the right thing, helping her and her Resistance leader husband escape from Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
Although it was an A-list movie, with established stars and first-rate writers, nobody expected Casablanca to be anything out of the ordinary; it was just one of dozens of pictures being churned out by Hollywood every year. The film was a solid, if unspectacular success in its initial release, but has grown in popularity as time has gone by, consistently ranking near the top of lists of great films. Critics have praised the charismatic performances of Bogart and Bergman, the chemistry between them, the depth...,
Wuthering Heights is a 1939 film, directed by William Wyler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. It is based on the celebrated novel, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, although the film only depicts sixteen of the novel's thirty-four chapters. The novel was adapted for the screen by Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht and John Huston. It is considered to be the best film version of Bronte's novel ever made, and was the film responsible for making Laurence Olivier a Hollywood star. The film earned nominations for eight Academy Awards, including the awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best cinematography, which Gregg Toland won for his work on the film.
Intermezzo (also called Intermezzo: A Love Story) (1939) is a romantic film made in the USA by Selznick International Pictures. It was directed by Gregory Ratoff and produced by David O. Selznick. It is a remake of the Swedish film Intermezzo (1936). The screenplay by George O'Neil was based on the screenplay of the original film by Gösta Stevens and Gustaf Molander. The music was by Robert Russell Bennett, Max Steiner, Heinz Provost, and Christian Sinding. The cinematography was by Gregg Toland who replaced
It stars Leslie Howard as a (married) virtuoso violinist who falls in love with his accompanist, played by Ingrid Bergman in her Hollywood debut.
It featured Oscar-nominated cinematography by Gregg Toland -- later to film Citizen Kane -- and a stirring main theme in Heinz Provost's piece of the same name, written previous to the film's production.
Ingrid Bergman was in a radio adaptation of Intermezzo on Lux Radio Theater on January 29, 1940, which also...,
In Name Only is a 1939 romantic film starring Cary Grant, Carole Lombard and Kay Francis.Alec Walker (Cary Grant) puts up with a loveless marriage to Maida (Kay Francis) until he meets widow Julie Eden (Carole Lombard). They fall in love and he asks his wife for a divorce. She refuses; she married him solely for his social position and wealth and won't give them up. Though he knows it, she is such a skillful liar, she has his parents (Charles Coburn, Nella Walker) convinced that Julie is the fortune hunter, out to destroy a happy marriage.Julie breaks up with Alec since she can't see any future with him. Alec becomes so distraught, he gets drunk and falls asleep in a hotel room, leaving a window open in the middle of winter. As a result, he becomes dangerously ill. The doctor tells Alec's father that he would have no trouble recovering if he hadn't lost the will to live. When Alec calls out her name in his delirium, the doctor strongly recommends that she be brought to him.Mr. Walker...,
Love on the Run is a 1936 comedy film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and starring Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, and Franchot Tone. Gable and Tone play rival newspaper correspondents assigned to cover the marriage of a socialite played by Joan Crawford.
Ungeküsst soll man nicht schlafen gehn (English: You should not go to sleep unkissed) is a 1936 Austrian comedy film. The screenplay was written by Fritz Koselka, the title song was composed by Robert Stolz, and the movie was directed by E.W. Emo. The film, shot in black and white, starred three of the most popular German-speaking comedians of the time—Hans Moser, Heinz Rühmann, and Theo Lingen. In addition, leading roles were played by Liane Haid and Annie Rosar. Celebrated singer and movie star Edda Vivian (Haid), who has secretly married her lover, Prince Alba (Iván Petrovich), has arrived in Vienna as part of a promotional tour. Her manager, Toni Miller (Lingen), who is completely unaware of her married state and the husband she is hiding in her hotel suite, has arranged a publicity stunt—an auction to be held at a ball where Edda Vivian is supposed to give a kiss to the highest bidder, with the money to be given to charity. At the same time Franz Angerer (Rühmann), a...,
Just a Gigolo is a 1931 movie starring William Haines, Irene Purcell, C. Aubrey Smith, and Ray Milland, and produced by Irving Thalberg. ...,