A nurse loses her job after selflessly taking the blame for a fatal mistake her sister and co-worker made; she is subsequently employed at a poorly-equipped hospital, where she finds romance and tragedy.
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After the bandit Jim Stokes robs the stage he is wounded fleeing. Recuperating at a ranch, he falls in love with and marries the daughter. Now wishing to go straight he tries to return the ... See full summary »
William S. Hart,
J. Frank Burke,
An immigrant leaves his sweetheart in Italy to find a better life across the sea in the grimy slums of New York. They are eventually reunited and marry. But life in New York is hard and ... See full summary »
J. Frank Burke
In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.
Jack La Rue
Reluctantly, a dour long-distance truck driver agrees to give a lift to a Paraguayan single mother and her five-month-old daughter to Buenos Aires. Can the palpable silence soften up the taciturn trucker's sullen heart?
Germán de Silva,
Nayra Calle Mamani
Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).
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This is a 1930's drama from Hiroshi Shimizu that feels like one of his other movies with a little Mizoguchi thrown in. It is the story of a single mother who works as a bar hostess to provide for her son. Her goal is to make sure he gets a good education so that he can become "a big man." The trouble begins, as it often does in Japanese movies, when the son finds out what it is that his mother does--or more specifically, when his friends find out and start to ostracize him. The movie starts out fairly light-hearted but then gets darker as both mother and son discover that they are trapped in their social situations no matter what they try to do. There are probably a million Japanese movies with similar plots and some them can be a slog to get through. This one is enjoyable though for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the relationship of the boy and his mother. It is affecting to watch him struggle with both his embarrassment and his love for her. There are a few of the on location outdoor scenes that Shimizu is famous for, but most of the movie was shot in sets. Some of the sets have a sparse look about them that gives the movie a cheap feeling, but others have an almost expressionist look, that when combined with some fog, give them a rather sinister quality that adds to the movie's atmosphere.
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