TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN
1962, Warner Bros. , 107 min, Dir: Vincente Minnelli

Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson and Cyd Charisse star in this tale of a failing movie star who travels to a shoot in Rome to salvage his life and his career. Jack Andrus (Douglas) enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom, but he now seems to be in an equally dramatic tailspin both personally and professionally after a bout of alcoholism, a bitter divorce and a stay in a mental hospital. Now, when he's asked to work on a film in Italy by director Maurice Kruger (Robinson), Andrus quickly accepts - without realizing how much this one film will change his life. Based on the novel by Irwin Shaw.


YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN
1950, Warner Bros., 112 min, USA, Dir: Michael Curtiz

Dorothy Baker’s novel, inspired by the life of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, gets the full-blown Hollywood treatment. Star-crossed jazzman Kirk Douglas (musically dubbed by Harry James) hits the high and low notes, with a formidable Lauren Bacall and empathetic Doris Day as the women in his orbit. A daring Carl Foreman script complements memorable supporting performances by Hoagy Carmichael and Juano Hernandez, with dazzling direction by Michael Curtiz.


DETECTIVE STORY
1951, Paramount, 103 min, USA, Dir: William Wyler

Eleanor Parker’s second Best Actress nomination in as many years is a memorable turn as the unfortunate wife of tormented NYPD detective Kirk Douglas in a splendid screen adaptation of Sidney Kingsley’s hit play. Powerfully helmed by William Wyler and nominated for four Academy Awards. Co-starring William Bendix, Lee Grant, George Macready, Cathy O’Donnell, Horace McMahon, Gladys George, Joseph Wiseman, Gerald Mohr and Frank Faylen.


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