Joan Crawford plays prostitute Sadie Thompson. Because of a cholera outbreak, she is marooned on the South Pacific island of Pago Pago with a missionary couple, Mr. and Mrs. Davidson. Alfred Davidson (Walter Houston) tries to reform Sadie, who is spending most of her time partying with the sailors on the island, but finds his own morality slipping.
A Victorian orphan who secures a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. She falls in love with her employer. It is based on the 1847 novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, and is the first adaptation to use sound.
A young woman is about to be married. Her fiancées ex-wife shows up. She’s been missing for 7 years and has come home with a bad attitude. It’s not that she wants her husband, she just wants to make him miserable.
It’s not your typical sword and sandal. It reminded me somewhat of a modern interpretation of the King and I without it being as good of course.
Set in Europe during World War I, the plot focuses on the tragic romance between Frederick Henry (Gary Cooper), an American ambulance driver serving in the Italian Army, and English Red Cross nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes).
If you haven’t, you should watch A Matter of Life and Death. It was released in the US under the title of Stairway to Heaven. It’s a charming story about a pilot who dies after being shot down in a plane and whether love can save him. It’s got David Niven and a very cute Kim Hunter. This is a charming story. One interesting thing is that like the Wizard of Oz, it’s shot in color and black and white, but the scenes on Earth are in color and heaven is in black and white.