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.


THE CLOCK
1945, Warner Bros., 90 min, USA, Dir: Vincente Minnelli

Director Vincente Minnelli’s take on the universal boy-meets-girl story. Off-duty soldier Robert Walker meets Judy Garland in New York. Some sightseeing and a day later, they fall in love. One of those rare films in which Judy didn’t sing at all, proving she was also capable of carrying a purely dramatic role.


DESIGNING WOMAN
1957, Warner Bros., 118 min, USA, Dir: Vincente Minnelli

Sports reporter Mike Hagen (Gregory Peck) and fashion designer Marilla Brown (Lauren Bacall) meet while vacationing and quickly marry - only to discover that they have little in common, as their friends butt heads and skeletons emerge from their closets. This sparkling romantic comedy earned an Oscar for George Wells’ deft screenplay, and was one of Bacall’s favorite films.


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