Pink Panther, The (1963)

“I’m sure no one ever had a husband like you.” Synopsis: A British playboy (David Niven) and his nephew (Robert Wagner) separately attempt to steal a valuable jewel from a princess (Claudia Cardinale) while bumbling police inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) — whose wife (Capucine) is having an affair with Niven — tries to determine […]

Dark Victory (1939)

“Confidentially, darling, this is more than a hang-over.” Synopsis: A headstrong young heiress (Bette Davis) with an inoperable brain tumor falls in love with her surgeon (George Brent), believing he’s cured her — but how will she react when she finds out that both Brent and her best friend (Geraldine Fitzgerald) are lying to her? […]

Of Human Bondage (1934)

“There’s usually one who loves, and one who is loved.” Synopsis: A club-footed medical student (Leslie Howard) falls obsessively in love with a cold, calculating waitress (Bette Davis) who repeatedly leaves him for other men. Genres: Bette Davis Films Femmes Fatales Frances Dee Films Leslie Howard Films Literature Adaptation Obsessive Love Response to Peary‚Äôs Review: […]

Mr. Skeffington (1944)

“I married the woman everyone else wanted to.” Synopsis: A narcissistic socialite (Bette Davis) marries a wealthy Jewish businessman (Claude Rains) to ensure that she and her shiftless brother (Richard Waring) are financially secure — but her marriage to Job Skeffington (Rains) remains loveless, and she continues to entertain a bevy of suitors until her […]