It is Venice, 1900, and Fenella is engaged to composer Caryl Dubrok until she hears that an unmarried woman named Gemma and child is staying with a composer named Dubrok. So the engagement ... See full summary »
The work of a progressive female psychiatrist and her colleague at a mental hospital is threatened by the arrival of a conservative new supervisor, who disapproves of both her methods and the fact that she is a woman in a "man's field."
Gregory La Cava
The close relationship between a woman and her two male childhood friends is tested when she accepts a marriage proposal from one of them, while the burgeoning First World War threatens to change their lives forever.
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Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
Bergner Is Less Mannered than Usual But That's Not Saying Much
Elizabeth Bergner is one of those actresses whom you either love or hate,i being in the latter camp.It is difficult to concentrate on one of her films because she is always doing something,like twiddling her hands,playing with an ashtray or just making a face.Here she plays an unlikely character in an unlikely manner in a film full on unlikeable people going through an unremarkable plot.It is little surprise that her film career came to a grinding halt in the early forties.Compare it with the career of Marlene Dietrich who became a screen icon,whose memory and films have not faded with the years.I could watch shanghai Express again tomorrow,but never again could I inflict upon myself a viewing of this thirties load of tripe.
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