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Thu
07
Jan
2016
 

In turn of the century Vienna, Stephan (Louis Jourdan), a womanising young concert pianist, tries to escape a duel with the husband of his lover. About to leave the city he is handed a letter from an unknown woman, reliving in flashback his decade long romance with Lisa (Joan Fontaine), a naïve young woman who fell in love with him and had his child. As morning approaches, Stephan finishes the letter and goes to meet his destiny. Crafted to perfection by director Max Ophüls, with fine performances by Fontaine and Jourdan, a script by Howard Koch (Co-author of Casablanca) and beautiful camerawork by Franz Planer, Letter from an Unknown Woman is a lush and bittersweet love story.

Thu
07
Jan
2016
 

In late 19th century Paris, Louise (Danielle Darrieux ), sells the earrings her husband General André gave her as a wedding gift to pay off her debts. The earrings are secretly bought by her husband and given to his mistress who gambles with them and loses. As the earrings pass from hand to hand the lives of the film's character's become entwined in love and deceit, leading back to Madame de and her Italian lover, Baron Fabrizio Donati. Characteristic of Director Max Ophüls' stylish elegance and one of his best loved films, Madame de... is a ravishingly beautiful story of tragic romance.

Thu
07
Jan
2016
 

When housewife Lucia Harper (Joan Bennett) discovers the dead body of her daughter's older ex-lover, she takes drastic action to protect her family. Thinking that the killing was an accident and that her daughter is responsible, she hides the body. Lucia is then blackmailed by small-time con Martin Donelly (James Mason), who threatens to expose the relationship between her daughter and the murdered married man to the police. But Martin finds himself compromised when he is increasingly drawn to Lucia and the truth about the killing is revealed. Remade as The Deep End (2001)starring Tilda Swinton, The Reckless Moment is the original Film Noir Thriller, with excellent performances from Bennett and Mason under Max Ophüls' masterful direction.

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