Walter Reisch


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Gaslight (1944) - You Shall Have Your Dream Vacationing at Lake Como, new husband Gregory (Charles Boyer) mentions his apparently coincidental dream of a home in London, identical to the home in which his traumatized wife Paula (Ingrid Bergman) found her murdered aunt, early in George Cukor's Gaslight, 1944.
Gaslight (1944) - Free Yourself From The Past From director George Cukor’s opening in foggy London, we jump ten years to Italy where Ingrid Bergman has matured, but is losing interest in opera, to the dismay of her devoted teacher (Emil Rameau as Maestro Guardi), and Charles Boyer appears in his first scene as a mere hired accompanist, in Gaslight, 1944.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - My Dear Captain Lady Hamilton (Vivien Leigh) thriving as the wife of Sir William (Alan Mowbray), the British ambassador to Naples, grapples with a social problem and meets young Captain Nelson (Laurence Olivier) for the first time, in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - Such Godlike Simplicity The flashback begins, introducing Sir William Hamilton (Alan Mowbray), the British ambassador to Naples, and a dazzling double entrance, first by portrait, of young Emma (Vivien Leigh), accompanied by her mother (Sara Allgood), in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941, also starring Laurence Olivier.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - Emma, Lady Hamilton Nothing inaccurate in this opening scene, Vivien Leigh as the now dissolute Lady Hamilton, who died in poverty in Calais in 1815, clashing with French authorities, rescued by English Mary (Heather Angel), in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941, co-starring Laurence Olivier.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - My Only Idea Of Happiness Still giddy over her social achievements (and reflecting on her disreputable former fiancè) Emma (now-Lady) Hamilton (Vivien Leigh) is awakened in her Naples bedroom, with her excited mother (Sara Allgood) and her fussy ambassador husband (Alan Mowbray) as the leading man (Laurence Olivier, Leigh’s husband, as Captain Nelson) is introduced, in Alexander Korda’s That Hamilton Woman, 1941.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - What Mood Is This? Now-admiral Nelson (Laurence Olivier), bored with his hero’s welcome in Naples is now evading celebrations, indulging his interest in the title character (Vivien Leigh, Mrs. Olivier, as Emma, Lady Hamilton, wife of the British ambassador), in a tavern when his junior officers (Ronald Sinclair as Josiah) appear, Alexander Korda directing from the original screenplay by Walter Reisch and R.C. Sherriff, in That Hamilton Woman, 1941.
Niagara (1953) - Won't You Kiss Me Honeymooners Polly (Jean Peters) and Ray (Casey Adams) and the whole gang at the cookout are wowed when Rose (Marilyn Monroe) appears in the famous pink dress, also singing, her husband skipping, early in Niagara, 1953.
Niagara (1953) - As Long As He's A Man Troubled George (Joseph Cotten) from manic to depressive phase, vampy wife Rose (Marilyn Monroe) seeming to like it that way, in Niagara, 1953, original screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch and Richard Breen.
Niagara (1953) - How Big They Are Following the credits, brooding George (Joseph Cotten) narrates in the mist from the falls, joining sleeping spouse Rose (Marilyn Monroe), in director Henry Hathaway's color-noir, Niagara, 1953.
Niagara (1953) - Well Run Him Down To The Morgue A body fished from the falls, diabolical Rose (Marilyn Monroe) with detective Starkey (Denis O'Dea), expecting to I-D her husband, then hospitalized, friend Polly (Jean Peters) visiting, in Henry Hathaway's Niagara, 1953.
Titanic (1953) - When I Was One And Twenty Day two of the voyage, Thelma Ritter as the "Molly Brown" character placing a bet, Robert Wagner as "Giff" approaching Barbara Stanwyck as "Mrs. Sturgess," fortuitously reading from A.E. Houseman's A Shropshire Lad, about her daughter, her husband (Clifton Webb) non-plussed, in Titanic, 1953.

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