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Friday, June 8, 2007


A bittersweet tale of the increasing estrangement of a retired automobile tycoon and his wife. Increasingly obsessed with maintaining an appearance of youth, she falls in with a crowd of frivolous socialites during their "second honeymoon" European vacation. He, in turn, meets a woman who is everything she is not; self-assured, self-confident, and able to take care of herself. Written by Sonya Roberts {}

Businessman (Walter Huston) and wife (Ruth Chatterton) take an extended European holiday during which Huston discovers that his aging, frivolous wife is having an affair. He meets another woman (Mary Astor) who restores his faith and gives him a reason to live. When Chatterton realizes what she may be losing, she attempts a reconciliation, but it is too late.

Cast of Dodsworth

Walter Huston ... Sam Dodsworth

Ruth Chatterton ... Fran Dodsworth
Paul Lukas ... Arnold Iselin
Mary Astor ... Mrs. Edith Cortright
Kathryn Marlowe ... Emily Dodsworth McKee

David Niven ... Captain Clyde Lockert
Gregory Gaye ... Baron Kurt Von Obersdorf
Maria Ouspenskaya ... Baroness Von Obersdorf (as Mme. Maria Ouspenskaya)
Odette Myrtil ... Renée De Penable
John Payne ... Harry McKee (as John Howard Payne)
Spring Byington ... Matey Pearson
Harlan Briggs ... Tubby Pearson

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

An attractive woman from the city, on vacation, stays in a small farming community and dazzles a young married farmer. The wicked woman suggests that the man's deceptively dowdy-looking wife might "accidentally" drown. Can he, will he go through with it? The scene changes; in unexpected company, the man gets a kaleidoscopic taste of what the actual city is like. The dramatic climax comes in a fearsome storm and its aftermath...

Cast of Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
George O'Brien ... The Man (Anses)

Janet Gaynor ... The Wife (Indre)
Margaret Livingston ... The Woman from the City
Bodil Rosing ... The Maid
J. Farrell MacDonald ... The Photographer (as J. Farrell McDonald)
Ralph Sipperly ... The Barber
Jane Winton ... The Manicure Girl
Arthur Housman ... The Obtrusive Gentleman
Eddie Boland ... The Obliging Gentleman

Bride of Frankenstein

Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster.

Cast of Bride of Frankenstein

Boris Karloff ... The Monster (as Karloff)
Colin Clive ... Dr. Henry Frankenstein
Valerie Hobson ... Elizabeth Frankenstein
Ernest Thesiger ... Dr. Pretorius

Elsa Lanchester ... Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley/The Monster's Mate
Gavin Gordon ... Lord Byron
Douglas Walton ... Percy Shelley
Una O'Connor ... Minnie
E.E. Clive ... Burgomaster
Lucien Prival ... Albert (the butler)
O.P. Heggie ... Hermit
Dwight Frye ... Karl
Reginald Barlow ... Hans
Mary Gordon ... Hans' wife
Anne Darling ... Shepherdess (as Ann Darling)

Letyat zhuravli

Veronica and Boris are walking in the streets of Moscow and they love each other. Veronica is laughing, cause they are happy together this morning. They see some cranes in the sky. When arriving to Veronica's house they talk about a rendezvous at the bank of the river. And the 2nd World War begins in Moscow. Boris works in a factory and he hasn't got time to speak with Veronica. He has to go to the war ... Written by Kornel Osvart {}

In Moscow, the young couple Veronika (T. Samojlova) and Boris (Aleksey Batalov) are in deep love for each other. With the World War II, Boris volunteers to join the army and is sent to the front on the day before Veronika's birthday, and they do not have the chance to say goodbye to each other. While waiting for news from Boris, Veronika is raped by Boris' cousin Mark (A. Shvorin) and they marry each other. However, Veronika does not forget Boris, and keeps waiting for him.

Cast of Letyat zhuravli
Tatyana Samojlova ... Veronika (as T. Samojlova)
Aleksey Batalov ... Boris
Vasili Merkuryev ... Fyodor Ivanovich (as V. Merkuryev)
Aleksandr Shvorin ... Mark (as A. Shvorin)
Svetlana Kharitonova ... Irina (as S. Kharitonova)
Konstantin Nikitin ... Volodya (as K. Nikitin)
Valentin Zubkov ... Stepan (as V. Zubkov)
Antonina Bogdanova ... Grandmother (as A. Bogdanova)
Boris Kokovkin ... Tyernov (as B. Kokovkin)
Yekaterina Kupriyanova ... Anna Mikhajlovna (as Ye. Kupriyanova)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentina Ananyina

O. Dzisko

Klarina Frolova
(as K. Frolova)
Leonid Knyazev
(as L. Knyazev)
Yu. Kulikov

Daniil Netrebin

Aleksandr Popov
(as Sasha Popov)
I. Preis

T. Shamshurin

Nikolai Smorchkov
(as N. Smorchkov)
Galina Stepanova

Valentina Vladimirova

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