The Beauty of the Devil | KCET
The Beauty of the Devil
Approaching the end of his life, a prominent professor of alchemy makes a bargain with the Devil that will gain him youth, fame and riches in exchange for his soul. The cast includes Gérard Philipe, Michel Simon and Nicole Besnard
One of the most imaginative of all silent movies, "The Thief of Bagdad" is a dazzling Arabian Nights adventure fantasy. Douglas Fairbanks is at his best as the dashing Ahmed, the thief who wins a princess. The cast includes Anna May Wong, Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston and Snitz Edwards.
In this dark period drama, a young woman discovers her uncles head a gang of ship-wreckers and murderers under the secret patronage of the local squire, wickedly played by Charles Laughton. (Note: this is the last film Hitchcock directed before leaving the U.K.) The cast incudes Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, and Robert Newton.
A successful Broadway playwright rejects a young actor as the lead in her new play. They meet later, she's swept off her feet and marries him. He learns of her plans to leave the bulk of her fortune to a foundation and plots her murder in cahoots with an old girlfriend; the playwright learns of the plan and plots to kill her conniving husband! CAST: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennet, Virginia Huston, Mike "Touch" Connors