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Trouble in Paradise (1932)


Ernst Lubitsch is synonymous in cinema for lightness, grace, and class, his elegant comedies during Hollywood’s golden era now mostly considered classics not just because of their sense of humour but the subtlety of Lubitsch’s direction in bringing his ideas to the screen. 125 more words

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The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

I’m not sure how long ago but I recall an acquaintance once asking me if I knew of a film where a disfigured couple live in a magical cottage where their visual flaws disappear and they remain beautiful to each other. 688 more words

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Film Noir Friday: The Letter (1940)

William Wyler directs The Letter, a 1940 film noir based on the 1927 play of the same name by W. Somerset Maugham. The screenplay is by Howard E. 672 more words

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Director: William Wyler

Produced by: Samuel Goldwyn… 1,288 more words


If You Could Only Cook (1935)

There’s a lovely innocence to the early days of the screwball comedy and once again it’s Jean Arthur that best personifies the leading lady of both this film and the genre in general. 567 more words

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Eating Up the Whole Earth: The Little Foxes (1941)

Regina Hubbard Giddens (Bette Davis) is a ruthless woman. It’s natural enough: Her family made its fortune by cheating and exploiting people, both in business and in marriage — which, to them, is nothing more than another commercial transaction. 1,474 more words


Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Foreign Correspondent is a spy story in which anything can happen. Similar to films like The Lady Vanishes and The 39 Steps you never know where such a plot that’s taken leave of its senses will lead next. 523 more words