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Les Miserables (1935) starring Frederic March, Charles Laughton

Les Miserables (1935)

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Les Miserables (1935) starring Fredric March, Charles Laughton

Synopsis

Les Miserables stars screen legends Fredric March and Charles Laughton in this beloved classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel as an ex-convict and the police inspector who relentlessly pursues him.

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Double Wedding (1937) starring William Powell , Myrna Loy , Florence Rice

Double Wedding

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Double Wedding (1937) starring William Powell , Myrna Loy, Florence Rice

Synopsis of Double Wedding

In Double Wedding, when Margit marches over to Charlie’s place to order him to stay away from Irene, the two realize that they are perfect for each other.

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The Cat and the Canary, starring Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard

The Cat and the Canary [1939]

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The Cat and the Canary, starring Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard

Synopsis of  The Cat and the Canary

The classic “old dark house” motif is given sterling treatment in The Cat and the Canary.  Bob Hope’s status as a star was assured with his role as Wallie Campbell. He becomes the cowardly protector of Joyce Norman (Paulette Goddard). She, in turn, who must spend one night in the eerie mansion of her late, eccentric, millionaire uncle. If she can make it through the night without losing her mind, Joyce stands to inherit her uncle’s entire fortune. Of course, all the other potential heirs now have a motive to drive her insane.

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