Evergreen (1934)

“Do you mean that you think you can persuade the British public that this girl is the Harriet Green of Edwardian times?” Synopsis: The daughter (Jessie Matthews) of deceased Edwardian music hall star Harriet Green (also Matthews) stages a “comeback” as her mother, convincing the public that Harriet Green is alive and well — but […]

Bitter Tea of General Yen, The (1933)

“You can always do so much more with mercy than you can with murder.” Synopsis: A general (Nils Asther) in revolutionary China falls in love with an American missionary (Barbara Stanwyck) he rescues during a street riot. Genres: Barbara Stanwyck Films China Cross-Cultural Romance Frank Capra Films Missionaries and Revivalists Review: The Bitter Tea of […]

Duellists, The (1977)

“The duelist demands satisfaction; honor for him is an appetite.” Synopsis: A truculent French soldier (Harvey Keitel) challenges a cavalry officer (Keith Carradine) to a duel, thus setting off a 15-year feud that lasts throughout the Napoleonic era . Genres: Feud Harvey Keitel Films Historical Drama Literature Adaptation Ridley Scott Films Rivalry Soldiers Response to […]