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Easy Living | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 89%  Easy Living  88 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [16 Jul 1937]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur, Luis Alberni, Ray Milland
Plot:  During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker throws away his wife's expensive fur coat; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions.
Writer:  Preston Sturges (screenplay), Vera Caspary (based on a story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Remember the Night | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 88%  Remember the Night  94 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [19 Jan 1940]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Actors:  Barbara Stanwyck, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson, Fred MacMurray
Plot:  A shoplifter and her prosecuter fall in love, creating tensions in their family lives.
Writer:  Preston Sturges (original screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Hold Back the Dawn | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  Hold Back the Dawn  116 min,  [Drama, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [26 Sep 1941]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
Actors:  Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen
Plot:  Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen.
Writer:  Ketti Frings (story "Memo to a Movie Producer"), Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Language:  English, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Midnight | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 85%  Midnight  94 min,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [24 Mar 1939]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 92%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win.
Actors:  Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Francis Lederer, John Barrymore
Plot:  A chorus girl stranded in Paris is set up by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man.
Writer:  Charles Brackett (screenplay), Billy Wilder (screenplay), Edwin Justus Mayer (based on a story by), Franz Schulz (based on a story by)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
To Each His Own | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  To Each His Own  122 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [12 Mar 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
Actors:  John Lund, Mary Anderson, Olivia de Havilland, Phillip Terry, Roland Culver
Plot:  An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business.
Writer:  Charles Brackett (screenplay), Jacques Théry (screenplay), Charles Brackett (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Death Takes a Holiday | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 77%  Death Takes a Holiday  79 min,  UNRATED,  [Drama, Fantasy, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [30 Mar 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Evelyn Venable, Fredric March, Guy Standing, Katharine Alexander
Plot:  The Grim Reaper takes the form of a prince in an attempt to relate to humans and, along the way, also learns what it is to love.
Writer:  Maxwell Anderson (screenplay), Gladys Lehman (screenplay), Alberto Casella (play), Walter Ferris (english adaptation)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Mating Season | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  The Mating Season  101 min,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [12 Jan 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter
Plot:  Ellen McNulty loses her hamburger joint and goes to see her son, who marries a socialite at the same time. Due to her modest background and a case of mistaken identity, Ellen poses as the newlyweds' cook.
Writer:  Charles Brackett (written for the screen by), Walter Reisch (written for the screen by), Richard L. Breen (written for the screen by), Caesar Dunn (play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
No Man of Her Own | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 75%  No Man of Her Own  98 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Film-Noir]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [05 Jun 1950]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.5/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Barbara Stanwyck, Jane Cowl, John Lund, Phyllis Thaxter
Plot:  A pregnant woman adopts the identity of a railroad crash victim and starts a new life with the woman's wealthy in-laws, but is soon blackmailed by her devious ex.
Writer:  Sally Benson (screenplay), Catherine Turney (screenplay), Cornell Woolrich (novel)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Four Hours to Kill! | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 73%  Four Hours to Kill!  70 min,  [Drama]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [11 Apr 1935]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Gertrude Michael, Helen Mack, Joe Morrison, Richard Barthelmess
Plot:  A detective who has "four hours to kill" before delivering his prisoner, an escaped killer, spends the time in the lobby of a Broadway theater where a musical is playing. The film focuses ...
Writer:  Norman Krasna (play), Norman Krasna (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Kitty | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Kitty  103 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, History]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [25 Jan 1946]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Patric Knowles, Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Reginald Owen
Plot:  An 18th century London wench gets involved with the nobility.
Writer:  Rosamond Marshall (novel), Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
Hands Across the Table | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 72%  Hands Across the Table  80 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [18 Oct 1935]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Astrid Allwyn, Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy
Plot:  A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance.
Writer:  Norman Krasna (screen play), Vincent Lawrence (screen play), Herbert Fields (screen play), Viña Delmar (from a story by)
Language:  English, French    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
No Time for Love | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  No Time for Love  83 min,  APPROVED,  [Comedy, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [01 Jan 1943]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ilka Chase, Richard Haydn
Plot:  An upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to a hulking laborer digging a tunnel under the Hudson River.
Writer:  Robert Lees (story), Frederic I. Rinaldo (story), Warren Duff (adaptation), Claude Binyon
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Arise, My Love | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Arise, My Love  110 min,  PASSED,  [Comedy, Drama, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [08 Nov 1940]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
Actors:  Claudette Colbert, Dennis O'Keefe, Ray Milland, Walter Abel
Plot:  A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins.
Writer:  Charles Brackett (screen play), Billy Wilder (screen play), Jacques Théry (adaptation), Benjamin Glazer (original story), Hans Székely (original story)
Language:  English, French, German, Spanish    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Bolero | Movie Details for Director Wesley Ruggles, Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Bolero  85 min,  APPROVED,  [Drama, Music]  [Wesley Ruggles, Mitchell Leisen]  [23 Feb 1934]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Carole Lombard, Frances Drake, George Raft, Sally Rand
Plot:  This is the story of an egotistical nightclub dance performer named Raoul, his determination to succeed at all costs, and the only woman in his life that truly matters to him, a dancing ...
Writer:  Horace Jackson (screenplay), Carey Wilson (story), Kubec Glasmon (story), Ruth Ridenour (idea)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Golden Earrings | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 67%  Golden Earrings  95 min,  APPROVED,  [Adventure, Romance, War]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [27 Aug 1947]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Bruce Lester, Marlene Dietrich, Murvyn Vye, Ray Milland
Plot:  On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and ...
Writer:  Abraham Polonsky (screenplay), Frank Butler (screenplay), Helen Deutsch (screenplay), Yolanda Foldes (novel)
Language:  English, German    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Darling, How Could You! | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 66%  Darling, How Could You!  96 min,  [Comedy]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [08 Aug 1951]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Joan Fontaine, John Lund, Mona Freeman, Peter Hansen
Plot:  Based on James Barrie's play "Alice Sit-By-The-Fire". In turn-of-the-century New York, a young girl who believes she's learned "the seamy side of life" from a risque play takes it upon ...
Writer:  Dodie Smith (screenplay), Lesser Samuels (screenplay), J.M. Barrie (play)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Big Broadcast of 1938 | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen, James P. Hogan | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 65%  The Big Broadcast of 1938  91 min,  PASSED,  [Animation, Comedy, Musical]  [Mitchell Leisen, James P. Hogan]  [11 Feb 1938]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
Actors:  Dorothy Lamour, Martha Raye, Shirley Ross, W.C. Fields
Plot:  The Bellows family causes comic confusion on an ocean liner, with time out for radio-style musical acts.
Writer:  Walter DeLeon (screen play), Francis Martin (screen play), Ken Englund (screen play), Howard Lindsay (based on an adaptation by), Russel Crouse (based on an adaptation by), Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (of a story by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Frenchman's Creek | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  Frenchman's Creek  110 min,  [Adventure, Drama, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [20 Sep 1944]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Arturo de Córdova, Basil Rathbone, Joan Fontaine, Nigel Bruce
Plot:  An English lady falls madly in love with a French Pirate.
Writer:  Daphne Du Maurier (novel), Talbot Jennings
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
I Wanted Wings | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  I Wanted Wings  135 min,  [Drama]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [26 Mar 1941]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.3/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Brian Donlevy, Ray Milland, Wayne Morris, William Holden
Plot:  Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female ...
Writer:  Richard Maibaum (screenplay), Beirne Lay Jr. (screenplay), Sig Herzig (screenplay), Eleanore Griffin (story), Frank Wead (story), Beirne Lay Jr. (book)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Captain Carey, U.S.A. | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 62%  Captain Carey, U.S.A.  82 min,  [Drama, Thriller]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [21 Feb 1950]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, External Reviews
Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win.
Actors:  Alan Ladd, Francis Lederer, Joseph Calleia, Wanda Hendrix
Plot:  A group of agents in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the C.I.A.) are sent to France, during World War II, to knock out the French railroad system and, in accomplishing ...
Writer:  Robert Thoeren (screenplay), Martha Albrand (based on the novel by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Lady in the Dark | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 62%  Lady in the Dark  100 min,  [Drama, Musical, Romance]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [10 Feb 1944]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.2/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Ginger Rogers, Jon Hall, Ray Milland, Warner Baxter
Plot:  Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.
Writer:  Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play), Moss Hart (based upon the play by)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Young Man with Ideas | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 59%  Young Man with Ideas  84 min,  [Comedy, Drama]  [Mitchell Leisen]  [02 May 1952]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Denise Darcel, Glenn Ford, Nina Foch, Ruth Roman
Plot:  A young lawyer, encounters problems while relocating his family.
Writer:  Ben Barzman, Arthur Sheekman
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Bedevilled | Movie Details for Director Mitchell Leisen, Richard Thorpe | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 46%  Bedevilled  85 min,  [Crime, Drama, Film-Noir]  [Mitchell Leisen, Richard Thorpe]  [28 Apr 1955]
Ratings:  IMDB 4.6/10, External Reviews
Actors:  Anne Baxter, Maurice Teynac, Simone Renant, Steve Forrest
Plot:  Nightclub singer fleeing the scene of a murder is protected by a young man who is studying for the priest hood.
Writer:  Jo Eisinger (screenplay), Jo Eisinger (story)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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