In WW1, Captain Stanhope is the commander of a British company fighting against the Germans. The young Lieutenant Raleigh admires the older man who he knows from the prewar days. While ... See full summary »
Mae Marsh stars as the mother of two children. Marsh gives her boys everything they desire, at great cost to herself. She is forced to work in one menial job after another so that her children will never go without.
After the Nobel prize winning Knut Hamsun-novel, with it's criticism of industrialization, urbanizing and loss of values. The farmer Isak makes a farm out of barren soil, together with Inger and their two sons. She kills the third.
Set in 1949 New York, a Holocaust survivor who makes a living as a ghostwriter for a Jewish rabbi, finds himself involved with three women - his current wife, a passionate affair with a married woman, and his long-vanished wife whom he thought was killed during the war and suddenly reappears. The film concentrates on the views of the Jewish survivors, who no longer abide by religious morales and question a God who could let the Holocaust occur.Written by
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Anjelica Huston and Lena Olin were both nominated to Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress. In the end, the Oscar went to Brenda Fricker for "My Left Foot". Paul Mazursky and Roger L. Simon were also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. The Oscar went to Alfred Uhry for "Driving Miss Daisy". See more »
Don't worry. She won't divorce you. If she does, you can always go to the other one. She throws you out too -- you can come to me.
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Filmmaker Paul Mazursky obviously lavished a lot of love on "Enemies: A Love Story", but the material's thin design shows through, that and a curiously limited budget which gives the nostalgic trimmings a misplaced, artificial appearance. Pretentious drama adapted from Isaac Bashevis Singer's novel takes place in New York 1949, with Holocaust survivor Ron Silver involved with three different women: his second wife, his mistress, and his first wife long thought deceased. Solid acting by Silver and Lena Olin, superb work by Anjelica Huston nearly keeps this stilted formula afloat, but the period flavor was too elaborate a feat for low-budget Mazursky to capture, and the finale is sadly ineffective. ** from ****
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