THE LAST OF SHEILA
1973, Warner Bros., 120 min, USA, Dir: Herbert Ross

Herbert Ross directs the ultimate puzzle movie! Producer James Coburn throws a party on his yacht for his friends and enemies: a struggling screenwriter (Richard Benjamin) and his rich wife (Joan Hackett), a down-at-his-heels former A-list director (James Mason), a fading starlet (Raquel Welch), her gigolo boyfriend (Ian McShane) and an acid-tongued agent (Dyan Cannon). But murder is afoot.


THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION
1976, Universal, 113 min, UK, Dir: Herbert Ross

Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) and Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin) meet up when Watson (Robert Duvall) decides his boss needs help with his cocaine-fueled delusions. Screenwriter Nicholas Meyer's dazzling blend of comic adventure and serious drama, adapted from his own novel, is a rousing crowd-pleaser that's also smart and moving.


FUNNY LADY
1975, Sony Repertory, 136 min, USA, Dir: Herbert Ross

Barbra Streisand’s continuation of the life of Ziegfeld star Fanny Brice (begun in the award-winning FUNNY GIRL), features songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb (CABARET, CHICAGO) and Peter Matz, and fine direction by Herbert Ross (THE TURNING POINT). Streisand is terrific as the star who falls for Billy Rose (James Caan) while trying to purge herself of her love for Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif). Co-starring Roddy McDowell and Ben Vereen. Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Cinematography (James Wong Howe – brought on to the project due to his history of filming iconic starlets, including Clara Bow), Best Costume Design, Best Original Song and Best Original Score.


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