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From Princess to Queen: “Caesar and Cleopatra”

A young girl grows into a woman and embraces the power that comes with being queen of Egypt in the 1945 film “Caesar and Cleopatra,” which is based on George Bernard Shaw’s play and stars Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh as the title characters.

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Not So Film Noir: “Laura”

“Murder is my favorite crime, and I write about it regularly.” This biting quip perfectly captures the essence of Otto Preminger’s 1944 film Laura, a murder mystery based on Vera Caspary’s novel. So begins detective Mark McPherson’s investigation into the murder of young Laura Hunt, and the more questions he asks, the more he discovers […]