Louis Jourdan (1921-2015)

Louis Jourdan


 The Best of Everything (1959) Rated NR

Rona Jaffe’s best-selling novel gets the high-gloss Hollywood treatment in this romantic drama about the travails of three single roommates employed at a Manhattan publishing company. Their troubles run the gamut — from getting unceremoniously dumped by womanizers and scoundrels to a harpy boss to unwed motherhood.

 Can-Can (1960) Rated NR

Paris in the 1890s comes to life in this adaptation of Cole Porter’s rollicking musical about changing tastes. Simone is a cabaret dancer who performs the forbidden can-can nightly. When she’s targeted by a prudish judge, it’s up to her charming boyfriend, lawyer François, to defend her.

 Gigi (1958) Rated G

Leslie Caron stars as Gigi, an avant-garde French waif being groomed as the fille de joie of affluent and handsome Gaston. Soon Gigi metamorphoses into a stunning beauty, and the head-over-heels Gaston asks for her hand. But Gigi’s courtesan grandmother is aghast: No one in the family has ever considered something as plebeian as matrimony!

 Madame Bovary (1949) Rated NR

On trial for writing an indecent novel, French author Gustave Flaubert must prove that his book Madame Bovary is a moral story. Flaubert narrates this story within a story about unhappy Emma Bovary, who seeks love outside a stifling marriage. The affairs at first bring excitement, but Flaubert’s heated tale makes clear that Bovary’s adulterous choices will destroy her family.

 Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) Rated NR

Three American working women pin their hopes for love on wishes they make as they toss coins into the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome. Their wishes come true … but only after a series of dramatic misunderstandings on their quest for true romance.

Synopsis by Netflix.

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