Kitty (1945); Frenchman's Creek (1944)

Kitty (1945)
December 10, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Kitty (1945)

Directed by Mitchell Leisen

Set in 18th century London, a profligate nobleman grooms a beautiful Cockney pickpocket to marry into society as a lady. Leisen’s ornately rendered take on Pygmalion stars Ray Milland and Paulette Goddard as blithely amoral accomplices whose wildly successful arrangement grows ever more complicated as she falls for him and he seems incapable of seeing past her origins.

Paramount Pictures, Inc. Producer: Darrell Ware, Karl Tunberg. Screenwriter: Darrell Ware, Karl Tunberg. Based on the novel by Rosamond Marshall. Cinematographer: Daniel L. Fapp. Editor: Alma Macrorie. Cast: Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Patric Knowles, Reginald Owen, Constance Collier.

35mm, b/w, 103 min. 

Frenchman's Creek (1944)

Directed by Mitchell Leisen

When an English noblewoman (Fontaine) seeking escape from her loveless marriage falls for a dashing French pirate (de Cordova) and joins him for adventure raiding the Cornish coast, she must choose between following her heart on the high seas, or resuming her responsibilities as a wife and mother. A swashbuckling 17th century romance filmed in lavish Technicolor.

Paramount Pictures, Inc. Producer: B.G. DeSlyva. Screenwriter: Talbot Jennings. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. Cinematographer: George Barnes. Editor: Alma Macrorie. Cast: Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Cordova, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Cecil Kellaway.

35mm, color, 110 min.