Vivien Leigh on TCM: The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone, Anna Karenina, Ship Of Fools

Vivien Leigh, Anna Karenina Turner Classic Movies' Vivien Leigh series comes to a close on Tuesday, Sept. 28, with four movies from Leigh's post-Gone with the Wind period, in addition to a rerun of Gene Feldman's 1990 documentary Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond, narrated by Jessica Lange. TCM's four last Leigh movies are José Quintero's The Roman Springs of Mrs. Stone (1961), Julien Duvivier's Anna Karenina (1948), Gabriel Pascal's Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), and Stanley Kramer's Ship of Fools (1965). All are worth watching for various reasons, Vivien Leigh's presence chief among them, but I'd say that only Duvivier's Anna Karenina is a truly good film (though it sure has its detractors). Based on a work by Tennessee Williams, The Roman Springs of Mrs. Stone deals with a theme much beloved by the playwright: an aging woman whose sexual urges drive her to do something not exactly bright.
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