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What Every Woman Knows (1934) -- (Movie Clip) I'm An Individual Collectivist! First scene for Helen Hayes, as chronically un-married Maggie, returning to her Scottish home town with brother David (Donald Crisp), met by other brother James (Dudley Digges) with news of another failed romance, all meeting young porter Shand (Brian Aherne), in What Every Woman Knows, 1934, from a J.M. Barrie play.
Haunted Honeymoon (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Rather Like Getting Off Dope Opening the feature made at MGM-British studios, Americans Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings as about-to-be-wed Lord Peter Wimsey and novelist Harriet Vane, who played the same roles on Broadway (in the only play by the novelist Dorothy L. Sayers), swearing off amateur sleuthing, in Haunted Honeymoon, 1940.
Haunted Honeymoon (1940) -- (Movie Clip) We're Not Quite Joyous Enough At choir practice in the town where the leads (Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings) will soon arrive, organist Aggie (Joan Kemp-Welch) rages as her fiancé Frank (Robert Newton) kanoodles with Polly (Googie Withers), as the reverend (Aubrey Mallalieu) conducts Puffett (Frank Pettingell) et al, in the Lord Peter Wimsey yarn Haunted Honeymoon, 1940.
Haunted Honeymoon (1940) -- (Movie Clip) A Trifle Uncharitable Headed back to London to escape the brewing murder mystery in the village where they’re honeymooning, Lord Peter and Harriet (Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings), trying to break their amateur crime-solving habit, get entangled with London friend Inspector Kirk (Leslie Banks) and loyal butler Bunter (Sir Seymour Hicks), in Haunted Honeymoon, 1940.
Haunted Honeymoon (1940) -- (Movie Clip) Been Up To London? Introducing several characters, Eliot Makeham as estate agent Simpson, back from London, greeted by Frank Pettingwell as Puffett, then Robert Newton and Joan Kemp-Welch as fiancés Frank and Aggie, then Roy Emerton as her uncle Noakes (soon the murder victim!), in MGM’s Lord Peter Wimsey mystery, with Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings, Haunted Honeymoon, 1940.
What Every Woman Knows (1934) -- (Movie Clip) I Never Laughed In Me Life! The Scottish Wylies (Helen Hayes as notably un-married Maggie, Donald Crisp and Dudley Digges her brothers, David Torrence her father) discover that the person sneaking into their library has been local train porter Shand (Brian Aherne), who acquits himself ably, early in MGM’s What Every Woman Knows, 1934.
Lady Eve, The (1941) -- (Movie Clip) She's Never Been In South America Con artist Barbara Stanwyck, now assuming title role, appears at the Hamptons home of beer baron Pike (Eugene Pallette), intent on getting even with his scientist son Charles (Henry Fonda), who presumes she's just a look-alike for the gal he fell for on the cruise ship, in Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve, 1941.
Lady Eve, The (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Snakes Are My LIfe Having fled to her cabin after an encounter with his specimen, Jean (Barbara Stanwyck) regains her composure and resumes her capture of ale heir Charles (Henry Fonda) in Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve, 1941.
Street Angel (1928) -- (Movie Clip) A Vagabond Painter Circus proprietor Mascetto (Henry Armetta) hurries perfomer Angela (Janet Gaynor) to help hold his audience, tempted away by painter Gino (Charles Farrell), in Frank Borzage's Street Angel, 1928.
Street Angel (1928) -- (Movie Clip) Salute The Brave Police! Escaped from jail, Angela (Janet Gaynor) returns to her Naples home to find her mother deceased, then evades the cops with help from street performer Mascetto (Henry Armetta), in Frank Borzage's Street Angel, 1928.
Street Angel (1928) -- (Movie Clip) Si, Si, Mama! Angela (Janet Gaynor), lacking money to buy medicine for her dying mother, has an idea and ventures out into her Naples neighborhood, early in Frank Borzage's Street Angel, 1928.
Lady Eve, The (1941) -- (Movie Clip) The Tragedy Of The Rich Shipboard gambler "Colonel" Harrington (Charles Coburn) persists in his plan to fleece heir Charles (Henry Fonda) even as he asks permission to marry daughter Jean (Barbara Stanwyck) in Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve, 1941.