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Random Harvest (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Down This Shadowed Path Director Mervyn Leroy’s opening, narration by James Hilton, author of the novel, we meet psychiatrist Dr. Benet (Philip Dorn), Arthur Space as patient Trempitt, and Ronald Colman as Smith, surely the handsomest amnesiac on the ward, in MGM’s Random Harvest, 1942, also starring Greer Garson.
Random Harvest (1942) -- (Movie Clip) You Are From The Asylum! In a fictional English town on the day of the armistice ending the the First World War, amnesiac soldier Ronald Colman has wandered free from the local psychiatric hospital, meeting shopkeeper Una O’Connor, then friendly co-star Greer Garson, her first scene, in MGM’s Random Harvest, 1942.
Random Harvest (1942) -- (Movie Clip) My Life Began With You Enjoying life in the English countryside, ex-showgirl Paula (Greer Garson) brings news to the amnesiac-soldier husband she calls “Smithy” (Ronald Colman) of his first payment for his experiments in journalism, Mervyn LeRoy directing from the James Hilton novel, in Random Harvest, 1942.
Marie Antoinette (1938) -- (Movie Clip) I Shall Be Queen By a mile the largest thing W.S. ("One-Take Woody) Van Dyke II ever directed, Norma Shearer in the title role nothing but charming, Cecil Cunningham her aide "Feldy," Alma Kruger her mother the Austrian empress, ambassador Henry Stephenson making a bow, opening MGM's lavish Marie Antoinette, 1938, co-starring Tyrone Power.
Random Harvest (1942) -- (Movie Clip) I Don't Suppose Keats Was Very Dressy Still an amnesiac due to World War One injuries, but now a father and headed to Liverpool to accept a newspaper job, “Smithy” (Ronald Colman) reassures wife Paula (Greer Garson) that he’ll be okay, then an accident transpires, the plot swirling again, in MGM’s Random Harvest, 1942.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) -- (Movie Clip) The Heart Of England Opening and framing as the headmaster (Frederick Leister) provides context and explains the absence of Chipping (Robert Donat, in his Academy Award-winning role), who appears anyway, in his dotage, opening MGM's Goodbye, Mr. Chips, 1939, from the James Hilton novella.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Our Cricket Eleven At assembly at a minor English public school, 1870, headmaster Wetherby (Lyn Harding) discovers that his new master Chipping (Robert Donat) has detained his students, thereby ruining the cricket match, Colley (Terry Kilburne) leading the disgruntled, in Goodbye, Mr. Chips, 1939.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) -- (Movie Clip) You'll Have To Marry Me Setting up by far the best-remembered scene in the picture, infatuated English schoolmaster Chipping (Robert Donat) at a Vienna train station, seeing off Katherine (Greer Garson), whom he met while vacationing in the Alps, Paul Henreid his supportive friend, in MGM's Goodbye, Mr. Chips, 1939.
Barretts Of Wimpole Street, The (1934) -- This Amazing Imprudence! Suitor Robert Browning (Fredric March) encourages heretofore invalid fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett (Norma Shearer) in making her way around her London home until her father (Charles Laughton), less supportive of her recovery, interrupts, in The Barretts Of Wimpole Street, 1934.
Barretts Of Wimpole Street, The (1934) -- Your Brave And Lovely Verses London, 1845, Anabel and Henrietta (Katharine Alexander, Maureen O?Sullivan) persuade their invalid poet sister Elizabeth Barrett (Norma Shearer) to receive admiring fellow poet Robert Browning (Fredric March), calling for the first time, in MGM?s The Barretts Of Wimpole Street, 1934.
Smilin' Through (1932) -- (Movie Clip) Just Ghastly Stuffy boyfriend Willie (Ralph Forbes) and Kathleen (Norma Shearer) have been hiding from a storm in the old mansion, not realizing that the guy who just turned up (Fredric March) is rightful owner Kenneth, in MGM's Smilin' Through, 1932.
Last Of Mrs. Cheyney, The (1929) -- (Movie Clip) Carefree And Happy Big reveal, after the charity concert, as we learn that footman George (George K. Arthur), hostess Fay (Norma Shearer, title character), and others apparently led by Charles (George Barraud), who posed as the butler, are cohorts in some elaborate scam, early in The Last Of Mrs. Cheyney, 1929.