The Bristas Essential Viewing 2012

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1.
A Woman's Face (1941)
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A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman. (106 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ JAN: Tim's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
2.
Children of Paradise (1945)
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The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her. (190 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
“ JAN: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
3.
The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan (1979 TV Movie)
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This movie is about a woman who is trying to rebuild her shattered marriage. She and her husband move to an old Victorian style home... (94 mins.)
“ FEB: Tim's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
4.
Old Acquaintance (1943)
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Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels. (110 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
“ FEB: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
5.
My Cousin Rachel (1952)
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A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty. (98 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ MAR: Tim's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
6.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ MAR: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
7.
Under 18 (1931)
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A poor seamstress girl sours on her engagement to a grocery deliveryman after seeing her sister's abusive marriage. Trying to help her sister pay for a divorce lawyer, she turns to a rich playboy she met at work. (80 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
“ APR: Tim's pick 1 of 2 ” - HauntedGirl
 
8.
Beauty and the Boss (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Baron is a banker, in Vienna, who works at at very fast pace. He appreciates beautiful women, but... (66 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
“ APR: Tim's pick 2 of 2 ” - HauntedGirl
 
9.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (110 mins.)
Director: Albert Lewin
“ APR: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
10.
Saratoga Trunk (1945)
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An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them. (135 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ MAY: Tim's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
11.
The Man Who Laughs (1928)
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When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured. (110 mins.)
Director: Paul Leni
“ MAY: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
12.
The Group (1966)
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It's 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl's school... (150 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ JUN: Tim's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
13.
The Man with a Cloak (1951)
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In 1848 NYC, a Frenchwoman visits exiled former French Marshal Thevenet to ask for his financial help in behalf of his French grandson but Thevenet's house staff schemes to kill him and take his fortune. (84 mins.)
Director: Fletcher Markle
“ JUN: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
14.
Light in the Piazza (1962)
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Upper class Americans Noel and Meg Johnson have a twenty-six year old daughter named Clara Johnson.... (102 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
“ JUL: Tim's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
15.
Antonia's Line (1995)
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A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive. (102 mins.)
Director: Marleen Gorris
“ JUL: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
16.
Hobson's Choice (1954)
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Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker and tyrannical widower of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses as marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements. (107 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ AUG: Tim's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
17.
The Big Sleep (1946)
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ AUG: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
18.
Senso (1954)
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A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant. (118 mins.)
“ SEP: Tim's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
19.
La Strada (1954)
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. (108 mins.)
“ SEP: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
20.
The Innkeepers (2011)
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During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Ti West
“ OCT: Tim's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
21.
On Approval (1944)
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Two wealthy Victorian widows are courted tentatively by two impoverished British aristocrats. When one of the dowagers suggests that her beau go away with her for a month to see if they are compatible, the fireworks begin. (80 mins.)
Director: Clive Brook
“ OCT: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
22.
Ondine (2009)
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An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie. (111 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ NOV: Tim's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
23.
Mayerling (1936)
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Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, is fettered on all sides. He's bored; his father, the emperor, is domineering;... (96 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
“ NOV: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
24.
O. Henry's Full House (1952)
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John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film. (117 mins.)
“ DEC: Tim's pick ” - HauntedGirl
 
25.
Dear Frankie (2004)
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After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him. (105 mins.)
Director: Shona Auerbach
“ DEC: Susan's pick ” - HauntedGirl