The story opens in Copenhagen in the year 1776 on the wedding night of the King and Princess Caroline Mathilde. But the marriage was a political alliance, and the Princess felt only repugnance for her dissolute husband. On the night of their marriage the King leaves Copenhagen on a pleasure trip abroad, but his fast life proves too much for his weak constitution. Summoned to attend him, an ... See full summary »
Laburnum Grove. A quiet, residential address in one of the newer north London suburbs, Nice houses. Nice people.Mr Radfern, decent, respectable citizen and householder spends his Sunday ... See full summary »
In 1914, with men gone to war, Marcel Proust hired Céleste Albaret as his attendant. More than eight years later, she was at his side when he died. During this entire time, she only entered... See full summary »
Can a person really lead a double life? It looks as though Irène can. On the one hand, she is the wife of Jacques Voisin-Larive, a big name in the publishing world. On the other hand she ... See full summary »
Kenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker steals funds from an estate and decides to marry the heiress,Claire Worthington ('Catherine Craig (I)' Qv)) to safeguard his position. He arranges ... See full summary »
W. Lee Wilder
Poetical tale of Anne-Marie Stretter, the wife of a French diplomat in India in the 1930s. At 18 she had married a French colonial administrator and went with him on posting to Savannakhet,... See full summary »
A newlywed wife moves to her husband's village in a rural area called Sambatgol where it is customary to have glossy charades, incompetence is prolific, and thus poverty is endemic. She starts to endeavor to break down all these vices.
In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted ... See full summary »
John Loder,a romantic leading actor?Don't make me laugh!
For some reason John Loder played romantic leading men in his screen career in Britain.this notwithstanding the fact that a tree in Hyde Park could out act him.Maybe it was due to the fact that his father was a General.In this film he tries his best to convince that he is a struggling artist down on his luck in Paris whereas he is in fact the son of a millionaire.By coincidence bother father and son have eyes on a pretty young fashion model.This only becomes known to all the parties when they meet about two thirds the way through.The ending is fairly predictable.Carol Reed,in his debut as a director,is unable to do much with the lacklustre script,so this film barely rises above the mediocre at the best of times.Compare this for example with "A Girl Must Live" made a couple of years later when he was getting up a full head of steam.
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