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The Silver Chalice, starring Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Virginia Mayo, Jack Palance

The Silver Chalice

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The Silver Chalice, starring Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Virginia Mayo, Jack Palance Synopsis of The Silver Chalice Paul Newman – in his screen debut – plays a 1st-century Greek… Read More »The Silver Chalice

Captain Horatio Hornblower

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Captain Horatio Hornblower (1950) starring Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo

Synopsis of Captain Horatio Hornblower

Captain Horatio Hornblower: Screen legend Gregory Peck (“To Kill A Mockingbird“) brings to life C.S. Forester’s classic nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower. Hornblower battles the French and the Spanish forces during the Napoleonic wars.  But he also finds time for romance in this spectacle from director Raoul Walsh (“White Heat,” “High Sierra“). Co-starring Virginia Mayo (“The Best Years of Our Lives”).

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She’s Working Her Way Through College

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She’s Working Her Way Through College (1952) starring Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan

She’s Working Her Way Through College is an interesting musical. The basic plot has former burlesque dancer Hot-Garters Gertie (Virginia Mayo) having saved up enough money to attend college. So after talking to her former high school teacher (Ronald Reagan) who’s now a college professor. Who just happens to be in the audience for a  totally innocent reason … And getting hit on by a sleazy man who offers her an oversize fur coat (an important plot point later). She leaves to attend the college where Reagan is teaching, in hopes of writing a successful play.

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