Middle-aged Napa Valley grape-grower Tony posts a marriage proposal to San Francisco waitress Lena enclosing a photo of his handsome younger brother Buck. When she gets there she overlooks ... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together, a life complicated by Shane's mysterious and frequent visits to a medical ... See full summary »
In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorn) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.
The story of Passarinho, one of the most feared and dangerous Brazilian criminals. He and his gang terrorized São Paulo with their robberies for several years. Notorious for his acts of ... See full summary »
After having been interned in a concentration camp by the Nazis, Professor Taumen, a Jewish surgeon, and his future daughter-in-law leave Italy for Palestine. Once there they are guided by ... See full summary »
The city of Pola is being evacuated after the peace conference of 1947 decided to assign the sovereignty to Tito's Jugoslavia. However the main character decides to stay, thinking that ... See full summary »
Capra clicks, Fairbanks shines, but Mildred steals the show!
Frank Capra's fast-paced "The Power of the Press" is even more dazzling in its 66-minutes (cut from 72) Kodascope version. Young Douglas Fairbanks plays it just right as the go-getter hero, taking care that his brashness is always cleverly tempered. His delightful interpretation of an always-laughing bootlegger is highly amusing. It's also good to see Jobyna Ralston as the in-peril heroine, Robert Edeson as the cigar-chewing editor, Dell Henderson as a blob of a reporter and Wheeler Oakman as the crook's chief accomplice, but it's blonde Mildred Harris who manages to steal the movie from all of them and that's before you realize who she actually is, none other than the Mildred Harris who married Chaplin and then flitted around high society after her divorce in 1921, had a running affair for years with the Prince of Wales, married a gent named Everett McGovern, divorced him in 1930, and that some year introduced the Prince to another high-flying socialite, Mrs Wallis Simpson. She was only 42 when she died of pneumonia in Hollywood in 1944. Of her 134 movies, only a few survive. "The Power of the Press" was her last starring role. But what a role!
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