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Knights Of The Round Table (1954) -- (Movie Clip) I Make You Henceforth The Queen's Champion The pretty form of Guinivere (Ava Gardner) is emphasized in her speedy wedding to Arthur (Mel Ferrer) and Lancelot (Robert Taylor) arriving late, is rewarded for his service, in MGM's Knights Of The Round Table, 1953.
Torch Song (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Smile, Or We'll Get Another Boy Not-quite-correctly billed as the first-ever shot of Joan Crawford in Technicolor, the opening from director Chuck Walters, who plays dance partner to her Broadway star, the real Gene Loring as the dance director, Harry Morgan playing director, Benny Rubin the pianist, from MGM’s Torch Song, 1953.
Torch Song (1953) -- (Movie Clip) I'll Never Be Lonely Broadway musical star Jenny (Joan Crawford) at home with her trusted assistant Anne (Maidie Norman), having stormed off the rehearsal set for her new show earlier that day in general protest, running some ironic lines, in Joan’s MGM comeback, Torch Song, 1953.
Torch Song (1953) -- (Movie Clip) In Love With The Audience Neither the screenplay nor the underlying short story was written for Joan Crawford as such but one wonders whether these views were hers, as Broadway star Jenny, skipping rehearsals in protest, Gig Young her defeated and detached boyfriend Cliff, in the MGM musical Torch Song, 1953.
Torch Song (1953) -- (Movie Clip) You Mean Like A Girdle? Remaining philosophical at the same restaurant lunch where she had her director fire him, blind pianist Tye (Michael Wilding) inquires with Broadway star Jenny about her motives, and what he learned from Charlie, the long-time accompanist she had driven away, in MGM’s Torch Song, 1953.
White Cliffs Of Dover, The (1944) -- (Movie Clip) The President's Dinner April, 1914, jingo American traveler Dunn (Frank Morgan) initially enjoying chess with English host Col. Forsythe (C. Aubrey Smith), things going awry when his daughter Susan (Irene Dunne) comes to the sort-of rescue, in director Clarence Brown's The White Cliffs Of Dover, 1944.
White Cliffs Of Dover, The (1944) -- (Movie Clip) I Have Loved England Opening with prologue, Irene Dunne narrating as American-born Lady Susan in a contemporary London military hospital, conferring with a colleague (Joy Harington) and commanding officer (Miles Mander), plus a quick look at her soldier son (Peter Lawford), in The White Cliffs Of Dover, 1944.
White Cliffs Of Dover, The (1944) -- (Movie Clip) The King And Queen England, 1914, both American visitor Susan (Irene Dunne) and English John (Alan Marshal) believe their exceptionally cute meeting is an accident, though it was arranged by a crafty mutual friend, and proves memorable, in director Clarence Brown's The White Cliffs Of Dover, 1944.
That Forsyte Woman (1949) -- (Movie Clip) A Man Of Property Outcast Jolyon (Walter Pidgeon) narrates, watching Forsytes (Harry Davenport, Aubrey Mather, Janet Leigh as "June," et al), in particular cousin Soames (Errol Flynn) who denies he's being played, in MGM's version of the fist book of John Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga, That Forsyte Woman, 1949.
That Forsyte Woman (1949) -- (Movie Clip) This Horrible Evening Unusual for a Hollywood effect, the eternally gray London evening fog shot in color, cinematographer Joseph Ruttenberg capturing Greer Garson, Errol Flynn and Walter Pidgeon, opening the 1949 treatment of the first book of John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga, That Forsyte Woman.
Story Of Three Loves, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Mademoiselle In Vincente Minnelli's segment Mademoiselle, Farley Granger as Tommy, magically transformed into adulthood, declines interest from Zsa Zsa Gabor as he pursues his beloved one-time governess (Leslie Caron), in MGM's The Story Of Three Loves, 1953.
Young Bess (1953) -- (Movie Clip) -- The King's Daughter First scene in which Princess Elizabeth has grown to be Jean Simmons, defiant but swooning when Admiral Seymour (Stewart Granger, Simmon's then-husband) arrives, sent by her father Henry VIII to fetch her, in George Sidney's Young Bess, 1953.