Never Wave at a WAC (1953) starring Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson
Never Wave at a WAC is a service comedy, focused on two young ladies who join the Women’s Army Corps. One is an entitled daughter of a senator, divorced, and joins the Army to be near her new fiancee. But she’s going to be under the command of her ex-husband. The other is a stereotypical dumb blonde, who wants to be in military intelligence.
Show Boat (1951) starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner
Product description of Show Boat
One of the greatest Broadway musicals comes to the screen in this tale of music, racial bigotry and enduring love as outsized as the American heartland set aboard a Mississippi River Show Boat. Magnolia Brown has grown up onboard a sailing theater, plying the river from town to town to entertain people, and she has always dreamed of a life on stage. When the star’s, Julie LaVerne part African American ancestry is revealed and she is forced to leave, Magnolia steps in to take Julie’s place on stage.
Magnolia soon falls in love with her leading man, the handsome gambler and rogue, Gaylord Ravenal (Howard Keel—Kiss Me Kate, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), and the two marry, have a daughter and live happily–for a while. But Ravenal’s gambling debts force Magnolia to find a job, and Julie LaVerne again leaves her starring role–this time voluntarily–to give Magnolia the break she needs, an opportunity that leads to stardom.
Conquest (1937) starring Charles Boyer, Greta Garbo
Synopsis of Conquest
Countess Marie Walewska first meets Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in an act of hero worship. Two months later,Countess Marie Walewska formally meets Napoleon Bonaparte at a ball in Warsaw. Napoleon notes her husband is three times her age. And he is taken with her charms. He unsuccessfully tries to seduce her. She loves her elderly husband, despite her attraction to Napoleon. She ignores his frequent letters and flowers. Until a few grim Polish leaders led by Senator Malachowski urge her to give into his desires as a personal sacrifice to save Poland. She goes to him despite the humiliation of her husband …. Who leaves for Rome to annul their marriage.