Charles Boyer was a French-American actor, best known for his performance in ‘The Garden of Allah’ (1936), ‘Algiers’ (1938), and ‘Love Affair’ (1939), and ‘Gaslight’ (1944). He earned four ‘Oscar’ nominations for his films, ‘Conquest’ (1937), ‘Algiers’ (1938), ‘Gaslight’ (1944) and ‘Fanny’ (1961). Charles made his screen debut in the hit French film ‘L'homme du large,’ in 1920. Some of his highly successful films are ‘Captain Fracasse’ (1929), ‘Red-Headed Woman’ (1932), ‘Caravan’ (1934), ‘Back street’ (1941), ‘Tales of Manhattan’ (1942), ‘Cluny Brown’ (1946), ‘Barefoot in the Park’ (1967), and ‘The April Fools’ (1969). His unsuccessful films were ‘What a Woman!’ (1956), ‘Lost Horizon’ (1973), and ‘A Matter of Time’ (1976). He made his TV debut in the hit TV series ‘I Love Lucy’ (1956). Some of his popular TV appearances came in ‘Four Star Playhouse’ (1952-56), ‘The Rogues’ (1964-65), and ‘The Name of Game’ (1969).
Based on a French play of the same name, the film tells the story of Russian Prince Mikhail and his wife Tatiana, who flee from the Russian Revolution to Paris with the Czar’s fortune. They keep the money in a bank and take up jobs under false identities as butler and maid in the household of a wealthy man.
Liliom, a carousel barker, is in love with a chambermaid, Julie; but both are fired by the jealous carousel owner. When Julie is pregnant, Liliom tries to get money by helping in a robbery, which fails and he loses his life. Instead of admitting him in the heaven, after purgatory, he is sent back to do one good deed to make amends.
The movie tells three unrelated supernatural stories. In the first, a girl attains true beauty by giving up her selfish attitude. The second focuses on a palmist who predicts one of his clients is going to murder someone. The third focuses on a high-wire artist who encounters a mysterious woman he has only seen in dreams.
Five years after meeting and falling in love with a banker, a girl decides to become his mistress, after she learns that he has got married, and has also had a son. As a price for this affair, she accepts a life in the shadows.
Adapted from the Margaret Kennedy novel of the same name, the film The Constant Nymph tells the story of a poor Belgian composer who is struggling in his professional life and the unrequited love his friend’s young daughter has for him.
Anne, a young widow, who has succeeded her husband as the mayor of the town, takes her duties much too seriously, spending most of her time at the office, making her father-in-law worried about her health and happiness. Then she meets George, who has been hired to sculpt a statue of her late husband and the two develop an instant liking.
When Tomorrow Comes is a romantic drama film, which tells the story of a waitress who falls in love with a pianist. However, she comes to know that he is married, but the pianist decides to leave his mentally troubled wife.
During the Spanish Civil War, Luis Denard, arrives in England to stop British firms from selling oil to Fascists. On the way, he meets wealthy heiress Rose Cullen, whose father’s firm is his target. But when he is betrayed by his own contacts, Contreras and Mrs. Melandez, he is helped by Rose.
Howard Brubaker, a Wall Street broker, is successful professionally, but his personal life is not exactly perfect. At a cocktail party hosted by his boss, he meets and falls for a French woman, Catherine, who he later discovers is the boss’s wife. Catherine too is not quite satisfied in her relationship and the two soon decide to elope to Paris.
Also known as La Parisienne, the film is a romantic comedy involving Brigitte, the beautiful daughter of the French premier and her father’s aid, womanizing Michel. In love with Michel, she first tries to get him settle down, failing which she decides to make her husband jealous by flirting with married Prince Charles, resulting in a comic situation.
Oil baron Paul Chadwick, who is also a notorious womanizer, wins a legal case by charming the female judge. The opposing lawyer Michel is infuriated at this, and asks him for a favor in exchange for not exposing him. He is asked to seduce her estranged daughter, in order to break her engagement to a suitor, whom she doesn’t approve of.
Adapted from Jean Giraudoux’s 1945 play La Folle de Chaillot, the movie follows Countess Aurelia and her three friends as they learn about a big conspiracy to drill oil from beneath the streets of Paris. The women decide to take action against the powerful men that include financiers, military men, and a religious opportunist by putting them on trial for crime against society.
Etienne is a professional matchmaker who makes a living out of marrying poor titled aristocrats to wealthy low-bred women. On one occasion, her client falls in love with one of her employees, which leads to a hilarious situation.
The story centers on the relationship between an aspiring composer and a well-known conductor, who is also a reputed womanizer. They meet, fall in love and get married. But very soon, he reverts back to his old habit, which forces her to leave. However, they cannot forget each other, which has a negative effect on their work.
A simple young girl, who is also an aspiring actress, helps an old countess to deal with her old age. In return, the countess introduces her to the world of upper class society.