Joan Fontaine 1917-2013

Joan Fontaine

1917-2013

 Gunga Din (1939) Rated NR

Three British soldiers — Sgt. Cutter, Sgt. Ballantine and Sgt. McChesney — are sent to India to investigate sabotaged telegraph wires. Ballantine’s loyalties are divided, however, since all he longs for is to settle down with his beloved. When the soldiers discover the hideout of their biggest enemy, all bets are off in this 1939 George Stevens classic.

 Rebecca (1940) Rated NR

The only Alfred Hitchcock film to win an Oscar for Best Picture, this mystery stars Laurence Olivier as Maxim de Winter, a widower whose hapless second wife moves into his mansion only to find the memory of his first wife still governs the household. Intimidated by the home’s hostile staff, the living Mrs. de Winter begins to go mad in Hitchcock’s eerie adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Gothic classic.

 The Women (1939) Rated NR

George Cukor directs an all-female cast in this catty tale about battling and bonding between friends and enemies that was edgy for its time — and is considered the greatest women’s movie of the 1930s. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell and other Hollywood leading women are among the array of husband-snatchers, snitches and lovelorn women who argue and gossip about each other at astonishing breakneck speed.

Synopsis by Netflix.

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